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The recyclables collected by Santa Monica High School students.
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The recyclables collected by Santa Monica High School students.

News, Samohi, Environment, Santa Monica

LifeStraws Program At Santa Monica High Saves Lives Thanks To Recyclables

Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 7:16 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

As part of Santa Monica High School teacher Benjamin Kay's long-term service learning projects, his students along with partnering families and teachers have collected and sorted approximately 100,000 recyclable beverage containers since 2008.

Since the start of this semester, Kay said more than 17,000 containers had been collected.

At five cents per container, that's $5,000 they have donated to Water Solutions For Life ( that sends water-purifying LifeStraws water purifiers to underdeveloped countries.

Here is a short video by Eco-company TV on the project:

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Dec. 28, 2013, 7:51:07 am

Robert (Bob) Smith said...

Congratulations to Benjamin Kay

Dec. 28, 2013, 11:14:10 am

Kit Dreyfuss said...

Thanks for featuring Benjamin Kay and his students in your publication. He/they are doing what needs to be done and leading by inspiring example.

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