TREX Film Plastic Recycling Challenge begins November 15!
Last year 21 Clark County schools participated in the TREX Challenge and collected nearly 12,000 pounds of plastic bags, film and wrap! Can you even fathom how much plastic it would take to add up to that? We were overwhelmed by the participation rate by our Clark County schools.
This year’s competition is about to begin! Here are the details:
When: TREX Challenge runs November 15 – April 15
What: Schools who enroll in the TREX Challenge ask their students to bring in plastic bags and other plastic wrap. Their school representative weighs the material, reports the weight online to TREX and then takes the it to the grocery store to get recycled. TREX recycles the material and makes it into composite lumber.
Why: Each year millions of plastic bags go in landfill. Some also end up in the blue curbside recycling carts which clogs the recycling sort machines. Alternatively, these could be turned into something new and we’d love your help in educating students that plastic bags and wrap can be recycled.
How: Go online and sign up today! First place winner will receive a TREX bench!