Five area schools participated in the Recycle Bowl competition hosted by Keep America Beautiful that took place over four weeks in October and November last year.
Keep America Beautiful announced the competition results recently. Ohio Hi-Point Career Center placed second in the Ohio competition. During the competition last year, the career center finished first.
Other county schools entering the competition were the Bellefontaine Elementary Schools, Bellefontaine Middle School, Bellefontaine High School, Indian Lake Local Schools, Riverside Schools, and West Liberty-Salem Schools.
Locally the event is promoted and supported by the Logan County Solid Waste District.
The Logan County Commissioners and personnel of the Logan County Solid Waste District congratulate all the schools, staff, and students for recognizing the importance of recycling in schools. Students involved in recycling become adults who understand the value in resource conservation and protection.
Nationally 1,577 schools joined in this year’s competition with 91 schools entering from Ohio.
Across the country 4.5 million pounds of materials were captured and recycled during the four week competition. Recycling this volume of materials saves enormous energy in the manufacture of new products. The energy savings is the equivalent of removing 334 cars from the highway and all the energy they would use and pollution they would create.
The Recycle Bowl is sponsored by Nestles Waters and in Ohio it is also a promotion of the Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR).