We are excited to announce the 2021-22 ISRI Recycling Contest Winners!

The 2021-22 contest theme challenged young people to explore the relationship between recycling and climate change to raise public awareness and show how, by doing our part, we can make a big difference together. Students from across the country sent in their PSAs in the form of posters and videos and we received over 100 entries! On behalf of JASON Learning and ISRI, thank you students and teachers for the incredible work that went into each and every poster and video. Click below to view the poster and video winners, and honorable mentions for each grade level.

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Video Winner

The Green Team

Ani Nishanian and Namira Meghla

Ani Nishanian and Namira Meghla, two fifth-graders from Willow Springs Elementary School in Fairfax County, Va., are the talented filmmakers behind this year’s winning video entry. They designed their video to encourage other young people about the growing problem of climate change, the importance of recycling, and what actions people can take in their communities.

Thank you to their teacher, Mr. Logan Williams for supporting his students in submitting this incredible video! Congratulations!

Learn more about Ani and Namira

Poster Winner

Team Butterfly

Mark Monteleone and Joei Tarrazi

High school seniors Mark Monteleone and Joei Tarrazi from Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) in Highlands, N.J., created this year’s winning poster submission. Their project explores how rising sea levels have affected their coastal community, and how recycling rubber tires can serve as a solution to climate change by reducing carbon emissions. The poster recommends steps people can take locally, such as donating old tires to local manufacturers or using the tires themselves to turn into a gravel substitute, wastewater treatment filter, or garden mulch.

Thank you to their teacher, Ms. Susan Fiering for supporting her students in submitting this incredible poster! Congratulations!

Learn more about Mark and Joei

Honorable Mentions

Grades K-4

Anjali Nagi and Quinn Correll

Brett Augustine

Katya Christopher

Recycle Squad 4: Riley Riccio and Stuti Shah

 Team Vinton Elementary 2: Noah Chieffo, Brielle Ziobrowski, and Avery Bourque

Grades 5-8

The Mission – Recycling: Sauren Kwatra and Ben DeSorrento

Recycling with Dave: Arshia Fattahi

The Really Cool Recyclers: Maahi Chhadwa and Riya Prabhu

The Ocean Bros Team: Tyler Regan, Ryan Kownacki, and Mustafa Alia

Grades 9-12

Zachary Grossman and Sebastian Lima

AJ Zimmitti and Kevin Terhune

Olivia Reiber and Jordan Doles

Gian Arpino, Christina Duong, Angel Rocha, and Jairo Figueroa