Lincoln, NE Public Schools Expects to Surpass Goal of Diverting Half its Waste from Landfill

Read the full story in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Anica Brown, a seventh-grade science teacher at Pound Middle School, heard about a plastic bag recycling program through her church and decided to bring it to her school.

Nearly 750 pounds of plastic bags later, the middle school is well on its way to winning a bench from Trex, a company that makes composite deck material out of recycled plastic and issued the challenge to schools.

The bench, of course, would be cool, but it’s more about what it symbolizes than its sitting potential.


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