Recycle Bowl Winners Announced; Winning School Recycles Almost 50 Pounds per Student!

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Recycle Bowl Winners Announced; Winning School Recycles Almost 50 Pounds per Student!

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The winners of the second annual Recycle Bowl have been announced, with Taylor Primary School in Kokomo, Ind. taking first prize in the nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. Taylor Primary took home $4,500 in prize money for recycling 47 pounds of waste per child, topping a list of more than 1,500 participating schools.

The Recycle Bowl, which challenged students to recycle as much as possible between Oct. 15 and Nov. 9, 2012, was put on by nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America. 4.5 million pounds of recyclables were recovered during the competition, preventing the equivalent of nearly 1,717 metric tons of carbon from being released.

"Starting with preschool, our students are introduced to the importance of recycling." said Teri Stokes, principal of Taylor Primary. "Recycling comes naturally. It's just part of our everyday routine at school."

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Harry Stevens is a freelance reporter covering climate change, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, and sustainable finance. Harry has contributed to several media outlets, including Justmeans, GreenBiz, SocialEarth, and Sustainablog. You can follow Harry on Twitter: @Harry_Stevens

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