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March 25, 2016

Green Bench Challenge Gets Students Excited About Recycling

This spring is our first ever Green Bench Challenge, a recycling challenge for schools in the district. The goal? Collect 2000 #2 plastic bottles by May 1. The reward? An outdoor bench made of recycled plastic! Ten schools across Washington County have signed up for the challenge, ranging from first graders to high schoolers. As part of their participation, each school hosted a visit from our Boston Mountain Environmental Educator, who talked to the students about plastic waste and recycling. The students learned how plastic is made (from oil), how long it’s been around (only about 100 years!), and what …

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