Washington Drive Recycling Program
Harborfields School District, Washington Drive Primary School, in conjunction with the PTA Green Committee chaired by Jennifer Totten, has once again taken part in an exciting school-wide recycling program.
Approximately four years ago, teacher Jacinta Pisano introduced the idea of collecting Capri Sun-type juice pouches and sending them to Terracycle, a company that upcycles them and turns them into bags, lunch bags and pencil-cases. Upcycling is a process that requires even less energy to produce a new product than recycling. Not only will the juice pouches take up less space in landfills, but the school will get two cents back for each juice pouch sent, money which goes to benefit the needs of students in the district.
Story & Photo by Alison DeMaria