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Paul J. Buklarewicz
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2016 Recycle Bowl Results and Awards for Hawaii
Recycle Hawai‘i congratulates all schools in Hawai‘i that competed in the National Recycle-Bowl (RB) School Competition held on October 17 to November 15, 2016. Over the 4-week event, participating schools kept data of how much recyclables they collected to submit to Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Their exemplary efforts diverted over 6513 pounds of paper, metal and plastic and 18,138 pounds of food scraps from the landfill, which conserves natural resources through recycling and composting.
In April 2017, KAB announced results and winners for National Divisions, State School and Community Divisions according to rankings for ratio of pounds recycled and school population.
Pāhoa High and Intermediate School on Hawaii Island received a national title as Food Scraps Division Champion for collecting 16,850 pounds of food scraps which was utilized by local farmers. The school receives a $100 gift card donated by Island Naturals Market & Deli, represented by owner Russell Ruderman and Connie Tayamen, Hilo Store Manager.
For the School Division, Pāhoa High and Intermediate tied with Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle on Kaua‘i for first place as State Winners. Students of Pāhoa’s Green Club and Work Readiness, led by teacher Susan Rupp, and Chiefess Kamakahelei’s recycling team, led by teacher Amanda Fretto, were responsible for their winning efforts. Both schools receive cash awards of $250 each. In the Community Division by state ranking, Christian Liberty Academy was first place, led by teacher Lisa Mason, which receives a $100 cash award.
Cash awards were donated by local businesses Goodfellow Bros. Inc., represented by Edward Brown, Vice-President of Operations in Kona; Lex Brodie’s Tires & Service Center of Big Island, represented by Anita Tatum, Marketing Director; and Sustainable Island Products, represented by owners Julie and John Elkjer
Other participating schools in the School Division by state ranking were: Konawaena High, Ha‘ikū Elementary, Konawaena Middle and The Volcano School of Arts & Sciences, plus Kalāheo Elementary in the Community Division.
All schools in Hawai‘i are eligible to register for the next Recycle-Bowl beginning on August 1, 2017. For complete details, visit www.Recycle-Bowl.org. This event is coordinated statewide by Recycle Hawai‘i, www.recyclehawaii.org and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, http://khib.org/; contact Marsha Hee, firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 985-8725.