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Article in the "Caymanian Compass" - 18 November
Recyclers encourage public to join six pack
Thursday 17th November, 2005 Posted: 19:27 CIT (00:27 +1
Waste not, want not; is the motto that John Gray High School recyclers are hoping that the public will adopt
to help them in their effort to collect plastic six pack soda ring holders and aluminium tabs from the cans.
resuming classes at the John Gray High school site on Walkers Road, the recyclers have been actively trying to pick up where
they left off before Hurricane Ivan, said a GIS press release.
They have reinstated their plastic six pack holder
collection programme in which they collect holders and take them to Bodden Beverages. In turn, the company takes 12 pack cases
of sodas and converts them into six packs by using the rings that the students provide.
According to recycling coordinator
and teacher Christine Whitehead, the programme is helpful because it means that the local soda distributor will not have to
bring more rings in from the US. Bodden Beverages also arranges for the shipment of any leftover holders to a recycling plant
The group was formed in 1996 by Mrs. Whitehead and concerned students. Throughout the years members
have always tried to do their part to save the environment, but since Ivan's passing, there has been a large resurgence of
environmentally concerned students who are now more aware of environmental fragility. They want to do their part to help protect
it, the release said.
The Director of the Department of Environmental Health, Roydell Carter said that as club sponsors,
the department fully supports and encourages the Recyclers efforts.
"These students lead by example", he said. "We
can only urge the wider public to ollow in their footsteps."
JGHS recyclers are hoping to
expand their recycling projects beyond the school parameters. They are in the process of trying to get recycling trees placed
in all public schools across the three islands so that they can also get involved and contribute. Presently the Lighthouse
School is the only other school that is helping to collect the six pack ring holders.
Apart from student participation,
the recyclers also want the community to become involved with recycling. "If the public contributes, it will motivate us in
our efforts, and with their support we will be able to achieve a great deal more,said Year 11 student and vice president of
the organization, Kimone Chambers.
The JGHS Recyclers are appealing to any members of the public willing to assist
them in preserving Cayman's environment, to collect six pack soda rings and soda tabs. Items can be dropped off directly at
the high school in care of school secretary Marguerita Thompson, or collections can be arranged by emailing recyclers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about six pack holder recycling and other John Gray Recyclers projects can be found at
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