This past Saturday, the Deep Creek Middle School Early Act and Eco Club teamed up with Preston H. Albury High School's newly formed Eco Club to sort plastics 1, 2, and 5. It wasn't the prettiest job - sorting plastic bags and food containers and removing bottle caps from a few hundred bottles - but friendly competition made it fun as three groups each tried to sort the most!
All plastics will be sent to Cans for Kids in Nassau and then sent to the United States for recycling. Cans for Kids is a Bahamian non-profit that recycles cans, and recently plastics, to raise money for schools and youth organizations. This event was an effort to spruce up the recycling center at the South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP) in Tarpum Bay and to implement a One Eleuthera grant-funded recycling program in South Eleutheran schools over the next few months.
Twenty-two students from both schools and nine adults from One Eleuthera, Cape Eleuthera Institute, Deep Creek Middle School, Rotaract Club of Eleuthera, and the Rotary Club of Eleuthera participated. Big thanks to Nikki for the great pictures from the event, Sophia for rallying her Early Act Club, and Luanette for coming out to support!