WOOD RIDGE, N.J. — Kids are taught not to play with their food, but what about their recycling?
The Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation hosted a recycling contest for kids at Catherine E. Doyle Elementary School. The contest is a part of Pepsico Recycle Rally .
Each class was tasked with collecting bottle caps from home and bringing them in to create a structure that was graded on height, creativity and amount of caps used.
"This contest was not only fun for the teachers and the students, but while expressing their creativity with the structures the students also incorporated many STEM skills," President of Wood-Ridge Public Education Foundation Cheri Ottevaere said.
Three winners were selected out of over a dozen participating classes. The winners will receive a pizza party and a $25 gift card to Staples for the teacher.
The remaining structures and collected bottle caps will be compiled in a video to showcase the students' collection efforts and sent to Pepsiso Recycle Rally for a potential grand prize of $1,000 dollars for the school.