HC Students Set Recycling Record
John D. Spicer and West Birdville, two Haltom City elementary schools, collected and recycled over 32,000 plastic bags during the month of April as part of that city’s Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB). The students at West Birdville Elementary School won the KHCB Plastic Bag Recycle Challenge by recycling 25,912 bags. They received a new outdoor bench made from recycling plastic. Each school also received a garden box made from recycled plastic for their participation in the recycle challenge.
All 32,000 bags were delivered to Sprouts in Keller, a TREX film and bag recycling partner. TREX uses the recycled plastic to create composite deck materials and are becoming the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products.
Pictured at right: Plastic Bag Recycle Challenge award presentation at West Birdville Elementary School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Pictured in center is teacher Clint Groom, along with other teachers and first grade students sitting on their new recycled bench in the gym at West Birdville Elementary School.
About Keep Haltom City Beautiful
First organized in 1984 and Keep America Beautiful certified in 1990, the Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB) initiative supports programs related to litter prevention and cleanup, recycling, watershed protection, beautification, code enforcement education and the arts. The KHCB board is comprised of members appointed by the City Council that lead the efforts to Keep Haltom City Beautiful. KHCB is also an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful.