November, 2011…As part of Pak-Sher’s commitment to Kilgore Intermediate School’s “Celebrate What’s Right” theme, they invited 600 5th grade students to tour the bag manufacturing plant and see first hand what happens to “BOB”. BOB is a “bag of bags”, a term coined by Andy Adams the school principal. Andy wanted an easy way for the kids to understand what the recycling program was about. A “BOB” contains approximately 75 plastic grocery-type T-Shirt Bags, equivalent to 1lb of recycleable material. For every BOB brought to school for recycling, the students are entered into a weekly drawing for movie tickets.
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Pak-Sher plant managers and staff took the students on an in-depth tour of the plant, where they saw how BOB was ground up into resin, made into new plastic film, printed and converted into bags. It was an educational event for students, teachers and the Pak-Sher team who were riddled with question after question about the process and about recycling in general The pictures below tell the story.