Denbigh High named a winner in Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

Posted: May 20, 2020

On Earth Day, Trex, the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, announced Denbigh High School was listed among top winners in its Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. The program is in its 13th year and aims to engage students in grades K-12 in a fun and friendly competition to collect and recycle the most polyethylene plastic for the chance to win Trex products for their schools.

Denbigh students in AP French and Spanish classes finished their second year of participation in the challenge with a total of 1440 lbs. of recyclable plastic collected, landing them the second-highest ranking in the country among participating schools in their enrollment category.

Led by sponsors Alejandro Gonzalez-Vega and Joanna Chappell, the students collected plastic grocery bags, bubble wrap, and other plastic in recycling bins supplied by Trex. To reward their successful collection, Trex will donate a high performance composite bench for the school's campus.