HLJ Celebrates America Recycles Day

In observation of America Recycles Day, H.L. Johnson Elementary School held a pen, marker and mechanical pencil drive on Nov. 13. Teachers and staff wore “#TheGreenStartsHere” and “Rock The Green” T-shirts donated by Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, and students at the school were encouraged to wear green.

Through Terracycle, an upcycling and recycling company, used writing instruments earn the school 2 cents each.

Although this is an ongoing fundraiser, Terracycle is also hosting a collection contest to see which schools can submit the most instruments by the end of November. The school collected more than 16 pounds of writing instruments during the recycling drive.

Anyone wishing to donate used pens, markers and mechanical pencils should contact darcyteamgreen@yahoo.com or supplies can be dropped off at H.L. Johnson Elementary School.

ABOVE: H.L. Johnson teachers during America Recycles Day.