Thursday, August 24, 2017

West School Goes Green

Plastic Bag Recycling

Plastic Bag Recycling

For the fifth year, West School has joined the Trex Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge. Students wil learn the importance of plastic recycling and keeping plastic out of the landfills. Plastic that is ordinarily not part of Glencoe’s recycle program will be collected in classrooms and the Lunch Room. The bags will be sent to the Trex company where they are made into building materials and home products. The school that collects the most bags will win a bench made out of the recycled plastic. We have won the Chicago area Challenge twice and second place twice!  What a great way to help the environment! Look at our video section to see what exactly what can be recycled and how Trex transforms the plastic.