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Kansas Girl Scout Troop reigns as top recyclers in contest

Girl Scout Troop 50044 continued their streak as the top national recycling troop in the second annual Great American Can Roundup (GACR) Scout Council Challenge by collecting 8,772 lbs. of aluminum cans. Scouts from more than 139 troops participated in this year’s challenge, Troop 50044 collected and recycled the most aluminum beverage cans per capita relative to their competitors.

The GACR Scout Council Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), was implemented to create awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans. The challenge began on January 15, 2013, and ended on April 30, 2013. More than 1.2 million beverage cans were recycled, which equates to 33,386 lbs. of cans. Second and third place troop recycling honors went to Hutchinson Troops 50244 and 50028, which recycled 853 and 669 lbs. per capita, respectively. As the top recycling troop of the 2013 GACR Scout Council Challenge, Troop 50044 won $500, plus the value of the cans collected.