Selwyn Elementary School won $1,000 recently for collecting and recycling milk and juice cartons.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools held a four-week incentive program on 165 campuses where students were encouraged to toss their cartons into collection bins instead of the trash. A grant from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources paid for the program.
The five schools with the best recycling programs got $1,000 prizes. The other winners, all elementary schools, were: Bain, Winget Park, Sterling and Stoney Creek.
During the past year, CMS students have recycled 8 million milk and juice cartons – almost a third of all cartons distributed in schools. Students recycled more than 250,000 cartons during the four-week program.