We are excited to announce the 2020 Recycling Contest Winner,

Lexi Bosar

2020 Recycling: Then, Now, and into the Future
Calling all Imagineers and Innovators!

Participate in next year’s national recycling video and poster contest sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning, and you could win a trip to ISRI’s next Annual Convention and Exposition!

Last year’s contest theme was “Recycling: Then, Now, and into the Future”. We challenged students to imagine the future of recycling and create innovative solutions for real world problems created by pollution and landfills. Students all over the world participated, imagining creative solutions like robots that recycle for us, free biodegradable grocery bags, and so many more. Over 125 teams of students K – 12 submitted videos and posters for the contest, from all over the world including Canada and Germany!

At JASON Learning, we are looking forward to announcing the 2021 Recycling Video & Poster Contest theme in the fall! You learn more about last year’s contest theme below:

Recycling has been a part of human history for centuries. From Paul Revere owning a scrap metal yard to families during the great depression reusing flour sacks to make new clothes, recycling has transformed and been a part of our lives throughout time.

Fast forward to today — Today’s recycling industry involves sophisticated machinery to process and sort different type of recycling materials needed for manufacturing. Recycling has evolved and adapted over the last 200 years to keep up with the different materials entering the recycling stream. Last year, the US recovered and processed approximately 138 million tons of scrap metal, paper, plastics, electronics, textiles, glass and rubber, saving a lot of energy, reducing greenhouse house emissions, and saving natural resources.

Yet, we still face significant challenges and there is still room for improvement.

What will recycling look like in the future?

Watch how Genesee Valley Central Schools implemented the 2019 Recycling Contest as a district-wide project.

Examples of Past Submissions