The future of recycling lies with our children, and if the results from this year’s Youth Video and Poster Contest from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning are any indication, we’re in good hands.

2017 Recycling Poster Contest

The challenge for the poster contest this year was to design something that highlighted ISRI’s role as the “Voice of the Recycling Industry.” ISRI represents around 1,300 companies that process, broker and consume scrap commodities — things like metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics and textiles. As part of their mission, they provide education, safety and compliance training, and promote public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the economy and the environment.

This year’s entries nailed it! Here’s a look at the 2017 winning posters:

Elementary School Winner: Max Zwilski, Kindergarten, Leesburg, Va.
Middle School Winner: Malisa Lo, 8th Grade, Kapolei, Hawaii
High School Co-Winners: Sophia Ho and Iris Tu, 12th grade, Piscataway Township, N.J.
High School Co-Winners: Alexandra Fryman and team, 12th grade, Plainview, N.Y.

2017 Recycling Video Contest

The challenge for the video contest this year was to create a narrative about recycling items that are…