Winn-Dixie Store #0212 in Royal Palm Beach and Golden Grove Elementary School have once again won first prize in the “Trex School Recycling Challenge” for the Southeastern Elementary 601-800 Division.
This year students, staff and community members collected 1,278 pounds of plastic bags and film. Students recycle plastic daily from breakfast and lunch items. In addition, Golden Grove’s Green Team has a weekly drop off for those collecting at home. Green Team members collect and bag the wrap, keeping track of the amount collected. The bags are dropped off weekly to Winn-Dixie.
Golden Grove began this program in 2019 as a way to inspire students and community members to be more environmentally aware of the importance of recycling plastic bags. Each year, with the help of partner Winn-Dixie, the school has met the Trex Challenge by winning first place. The Trex Challenge has helped students become aware of the problem of plastic in landfills and waterways. Taking on the Trex Challenge has taught students that solutions start with small everyday efforts that can have a powerful impact on the environment when everyone pitches in to recycling, reusing and repurposing plastic bags.
Golden Grove thanks Winn-Dixie #0212 Store Manager Dio Rodriguez and District Manager Jeff Kreig, who were both instrumental in the school’s continued success winning the Trex Challenge.