Springhill Elementary in the Bryant School District has come out on top in a statewide recycling competition. They not only ranked #1 in Arkansas but also in the top 10 for the Southwest Region, collecting more than 2,000 pounds of plastic.
Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance, low-maintenance composite decking and outdoor living products, recently concluded its 15th annual Trex® Plastic Film Recycling Challenge.
Students from Arkansas schools collected a combined total of 5,000 pounds of polyethylene plastic film, contributing to the nearly 400 million pounds of plastic film that Trex diverts from landfills annually.
Other school rankings in the Southwest Elementary Division of 351-500 students include:
- 2nd – Hurricane Creek Elementary
- 5th – Ringgold Elementary
- 7th – Collegeville Elementary
In the Southwest Elementary Division with 501-600 students:
- 6th – Parkway Elementary
- 2nd – Howard Perrin Elementary
In the Middle School Division:
- 21st – Bethel Middle School
- 22nd – Harmony Grove Middle School
Nationally, students from almost 700 schools participated in the 2021-2022 challenge. Together, they collected a combined total of 325,000 pounds of polyethylene plastic film.
Trex awards prizes to the top recyclers based on grade level, school size and region. As one of the leading providers of specialty polyethylene films to the North American market, CNG also sponsored the program, presenting cash prizes to the top schools nationwide and managing a landing page,Recycle2Win.com, which showcases leaderboard, social media activity and competition news.
The 16th Annual Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge will kick off on November 15, 2022. Interested schools can sign up at Recycle.Trex.com. For more information about the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge, visit Recycle.Trex.com.