Congratulations to all the Hawaii schools that competed in the 2016 Recycle-Bowl, a national competition organized by Keep America Beautiful. Together you diverted over 24,600 pounds of waste from landfills!
We offer a special shout out to Pahoa High & Intermediate School (PHIS) for winning the 2016 national title in the food scrap collection category! PHIS was previously honored with a Recycle-Bowl national recognition award in 2012 for its contribution in reducing greenhouse gases through its recycling program.
Also in 2012, PHIS was one of four Hawaii schools to represent the state in the US Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools program. The other schools were Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Ewa Makai Middle School, and Waikiki Elementary.
We are fortunate to have many strong waste reduction and recycling programs in Hawaii schools. They make a big contribution to keeping the Hawaiian Islands beautiful!