Concert is reward for winning recycling challenge

Aug 28, 2015
Chrisette Michele Singing at Claflin
Panther photos by CJ Riley

Claflin Unviersity held an outdoor concert Friday night celebrating the school's recent win in the PepsiCo 2014 Campus Recycling Challenge. Claflin was awarded a $25,000 grand prize which funded the event.
Held in the Claflin Commons courtyard,  the concert was hosted by Claflin alumnus comedian Jay Dukes and featured performances by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele, contemporary R&B artist JoiStaRR and the Claflin University Jazz Ensemble.
The concert was sponsored by PepsiCo Recycling, which announced earlier this month that Claflin won after achieving the highest percentage increase in recycling in the brand’s 2014 Campus Recycling Challenge.
The university collected some 652 percent more aluminum cans and plastic bottles between Oct. 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015, than it did during the same time period the previous year.
Since partnering with PepsiCo Recycling’s Dream Machine in spring 2013, Claflin has recycled more than 36,500 aluminum cans and plastic bottles on campus. That’s kept more than a ton of recyclable material out of landfills.
This article was first published in The Times and Democrat.
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