Recycle Candy Wrappers at 21 Schools

Don't Trash Your Treats! Recycle Candy Wrappers at 21 Schools
Posted on 11/04/2019
Candy Wrappers

If you still have bags of Halloween sweets at home, disposing of the candy wrappers doesn’t have to be scary for the environment, thanks to a recycling initiative with Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is partnering with 21 District schools, along with other area schools and community partners, for Unwrap the Waves, a program that involves collecting Halloween candy wrappers and recycling them through TerraCycle’s zero waste program, which takes the recycled wrappers to make school supplies and other items.

The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about single-use holiday waste and the need for more sustainable packaging. The following District schools are participating in the initiative:

Atlantic Community High

Highland Elementary

Beacon Cove Intermediate

Jupiter Farms Elementary

Boca Raton Elementary

Jupiter Middle

Coral Sunset Elementary

Lantana Elementary

Crosspointe Elementary

Limestone Creek Elementary

Elbridge Gale Elementary

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

Emerald Cove Middle

Pine Jog Elementary

Forest Hill Elementary

South Grade Elementary

Gove Elementary

Timber Trace Elementary

Greenacres Elementary

Watson B. Duncan Middle

H.L. Johnson

 


Last year, area schools collected and recycled 92,352 candy wrappers. The public can also drop off candy wrappers at Manatee Lagoon, Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, and the Boca Raton Office of Sustainability at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Candy wrapper collection ends on November 11. On November 18, Loggerhead Marinelife Center will announce the top schools that collected the most candy wrappers.

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