One station has already been installed at a cost of $1,800, and another will be installed on the second level, thanks to funding from JSJ Corporation, Portenga said.
One feature of the water fillers is a digital display that counts how many plastic bottles the filler has diverted from landfills.
“We’ve had this in here for three weeks, and it’s already saved 3,319 plastic bottles,” Portenga said of the bottle filler.
The G.R.E.E.N. club, which stands for global responsibility for the Earth’s environment now, is responsible for the school’s recycling program, Portenga said. Each week, the club’s 12 members go around the classrooms and collect the plastic and paper products.
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