PepsiCo has announced that St Cornelius School in Chicago, US, is the official grand prize winner of this year's Dream Machine Recycle Rally 'Dream Green School Makeover' contest and will be awarded $50,000 to help fund green improvements at the school.
St Cornelius School recycled more than 885,000 beverage containers – an average of approximately 5,270 containers per student – during the 2011/2012 contest school year.
To celebrate their recycling achievements, St Cornelius School students and faculty joined Dream Machine Recycle Rally representatives and notable members of the community, including City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, state senator John G Mulroe and Alderman John Arena, for an award ceremony at the school.
Approximately 900 schools in 34 US states participated in the Dream Machine Recycle Rally, and an estimated 24 million containers have been captured since the programme launched in 2010.
In its second contest year, the Dream Machine Recycle Rally awarded nearly $250,000 in contest prizes to participating schools.
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