Recycle-Bowl State Champion School
Hilo, Hawai‘i ~ March 27, 2015 - Hawai‘iisland schools rallied to divert campus discards from the landfill by participating in the 4th Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition on October 20-November 15, 2014. Results of this nationwide recycling competition were announced in February and an awards ceremony was held on March 11 to acknowledge the top schools statewide.
Volcano School of Arts and Sciences (VSAS) Middle Public Charter School was awarded as the or recycling the most pounds per student per school over the 4 weeks of the competition. As a first time participant in this event, VSAS students received support from teachers and staff to collect and divert a total of 984 pounds of paper, cardboard, cartons, plastics and food waste from the landfill. Their outstanding recycling efforts earned their school a $1,000 prize award sponsored by Lex Brodie Tire Foundation on O‘ahu.
Local businesses donated awards for the other top 3 schools in the state – all from Hawai‘i Island. The 2nd place winner, Konawaena High School, received a $500 prize donated by Lex Brodie’s Tire Co. The 3rd place winner, Pahoa Intermediate-High School, received a $250 prize sponsored by Goodfellow Bros., Inc. The 4th place winner, St. Joseph Jr.-Sr. High School, received a $100 prize donated by Island Naturals Market and Deli. Other schools that completed the RB competition were: Kohala Middle and Kea‘au Elementary on Hawai‘i Island; Haiku Elementary, Lahainaluna High and King Kekaulike High on Maui.
For information on Recycle-Bowl, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, visit www.Recycle-Bowl.org. In Hawai‘i, Recycle-Bowl is coordinated and promoted by Recycle Hawai‘i and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful. For recycling, composting and zero waste information, contact Recycle Hawai‘i at www.recyclehawaii.org or [email protected].