Guest Blogger – Cornelia McGee-Anthony
The city of Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, and KAB of Nash & Edgecombe Counties sponsored the School Plastic Bottle Recycling Challenge in local area schools, which ran Oct. 1 - 30. The goal of the recycling competition was to educate children and the community on the importance of recycling, taking care of the environment, promoting the state of North Carolina’s plastic bottle disposal ban and saving landfill space.
Local area schools were involved in the School Plastic Bottle Recycling Challenge. These schools collected nearly 5,200 pounds of plastic bottles: Benvenue Elementary, D.S. Johnson Elementary, Edgecombe Early College High (2nd place winner), Faith Christian, G.W. Carver Elementary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (1st place winner), Parker Middle, Princeville Montessori (3rd place winner), Rocky Mount Preparatory, Stocks Elementary, Tarboro High, Williford Elementary and Winstead Avenue Elementary. This program promoted community involvement and educated students on the benefit of cleaning up the environment. KAB of Nash & Edgecombe Counties provided a $300 donation to winning schools and the city of Rocky Mount Environmental Services Division and Edgecombe County Solid Waste Department provided each participating school with recycling containers and collection service.