Recycling Plastic Bottle Caps

Liholi­ho Ele­men­tary School is col­lect­ing the plas­tic cov­ers from water bot­tles, sports drinks and soda con­tain­ers. Those plas­tic bot­tle caps are often times thrown away and they end up in our ocean. Birds bring them back to their nests and feed them to their young. The plas­tic caps also wash up on our shores and break down into tiny pieces of plas­tic and they pol­lute our beau­ti­ful shores.

Accept­ed are caps and lids with the sym­bol 2 (HDPE), 4 (LDPE) or 5 (PP). These include caps from drinks, sham­poo, food prod­ucts, deter­gent, med­i­cine, sup­ple-ments, spray cans, tooth­paste and cof­fee cans.

Not accept­ed are met­al, Sty­ro­foam or clear lid cov­ers from drink­ing cups, pumps or sprayers, and any caps that are dirty.

Please rinse them out and bring them to Liholi­ho and we will be hap­py to recy­cle them. Please don’t throw them away. You can send them in with your child and label it: “To: Mrs. John­son” or place them in my mail­box in the school office.

For your infor­ma­tion, we’ve col­lect­ed 135.5 lbs of caps and lids from Jan. — Aug. 2012!  Thank you for pro­tect­ing our pre­cious envi­ron­ment!

- Mrs. John­son

2 comments

    • Nancy Murayama on October 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm
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    Is Mrs. John­son still recy­cling bot­tle caps this year?

    1. Thank you for ask­ing! Yes, Mrs. John­son is still recy­cling bot­tle caps this year. In fact, she took in 63 lbs. this week­end. Please remem­ber that no met­al caps or lids will be accept­ed.

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