April was an amazing month for the 3Rs School Recycling Program! Please welcome Kanoelani Elementary and Assets School to the 3Rs family! Special shout out to Hālau Kū Māna who doubled their number of recycling bins this month, expanding their program! Combined there are now nearly 100 more classroom recycling bins in Oʻahu schools with over 1,500 students reached on 3Rs education and recycling best practices in April.
We can’t forget about Le Jardin Academy and Waikīkī Elementary who conducted full campus and cafeteria audits, respectively. Le Jardin now has a detailed baseline of campus waste data to utilize as they move closer and closer to becoming a zero waste campus! Waikīkī Elementary is collecting cafeteria data to highlight to the DOE how much plastic waste is created at their school at lunch, alone, in addition to food and milk waste. Great job, guys!
The star of April resource recovery has to be Hawaiʻi School for the Deaf and Blind. They were a first time Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drive host this year, and managed to recover over 20,000 lbs (10 tons!)!!! of scrap metal, electronics, household goods, batteries, tools, and furniture for reuse, repair and recycling. The students, staff, and community partners worked so incredibly hard, and we thank them for their service!
Come join us for our last two Aloha ʻĀina Recycling Drives of the school year in May!