Ms. Colleen Henke and her 3rd grade class from Southampton Elementary School came to visit Councilwoman Christine Scalera and Councilman Chris Nuzzi as part of their participation in the “A Greener Southampton–Plastic Bag Challenge”
This ongoing educational and environmental program is part of a series of projects and events with local kids. Among them, the Town partnered with the Trex company for the second consecutive year to enlist local schools in a four-month plastic bag recycling challenge. Bridgehampton School was awarded a Trex bench made of 10,000 recycled bags for collecting the most bags per student. A poster contest was also held in conjunction with the Trex challenge, both part of Scalera and Nuzzi’s “A Greener Southampton—the Solution is in the Bag” initiative.
In April, students who submitted posters were recognized by the council members at community events at King Kullen in Bridgehampton and Stop & Shop in Hampton Bays. Reusable grocery bags were given to shoppers who took the pledge to reduce, reuse, and recycle single-use plastic bags.