GMU wins plastic film recycling contest sponsored by Otsego County Conservation Association


GMU Elementary and Middle/High School have BOTH been named the winners of Otsego County Conservation Association's plastic film recycling contest. 

Each group had the highest weight collected per capita--6.78 lbs and 1.88 lbs, respectively. Other schools in the competition were Morris, Cherry Valley-Springfield, Cooperstown, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Unatego, and Worcester. In total, GMU collected 1,821 pounds of the 4,000 pounds. 

The GMU effort was organized by art teacher Ashley Hughes. 

The results were announced April 13 at the Earth Festival in Milford. Our prize for winning the contest will be a visit from the Zoomobile in June!

For those interested in continuing to recycle their plastic film, please see the attached graphic for more information.

Total Pounds of plastic collected per grade level:

Pre-K: 144.1 lbs

Kindergarten: 226.5 lbs

1st: (Elementary winner!) 323.1 lbs

2nd: 254 lbs

3rd: 97.3 lbs

4th: 94.4 lbs

5th: 178.9 lbs

6th: 33.3 lbs

Mrs. Acunto's class: 9.9 lbs

Ms. Titus' class: 13.95 lbs

7th: 89.3 lbs

8th: 9.9 lbs

9th: 154.2 lbs

10th: 25.5 lbs

11th: 87.1 lbs

12th: 19.8 lbs

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