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Keep America Beautiful recognized Foothill Elementary School in Pittsburg, California, in an all-school awards ceremony celebrating its championship in Recycle-Bowl, a nationwide recycling competition for elementary, middle and high school students.


The Recycle-Bowl competition, sponsored by Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water, reached nearly 700,000 students across America with schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia competing. Collecting 157 pounds of material per child for recycling, Foothill Elementary School students recycled the most among more than 1,500 school competitors.

Keep America Beautiful presented a $2,500 check to Foothill Principal Enrique Pin. In addition, the school will receive a $1,500 credit to purchase recycling bins from Busch Systems and a park bench made from recycled plastic from Trex.

From October 15 through November 15, 2013, participating schools recycled as much as possible. The total amount of recyclables recovered during the 2013 competition added up to 6.4 million pounds.

A full list of statewide winners and updates for next year’s competition can be found at

Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News