The video, created by seventh grader Jacob Folwell, lays out the automotive recycling process in stop-motion animation.

By CRM Staff

New Orleans, Louisiana -- May 10, 2017 -- Jacob Folwell has managed to present a view of automotive recycling that’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. And he managed to do it while in the seventh grade.

Folwell is the grand prize winner of a video and poster design contest held by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning. The idea behind the contest is to promote the value of recycling among youth.

Folwell’s video submission used Legos to demonstrate the step-by-step process of how a car is recycled, including how it goes through a shredder. The video then provides information on the amount of energy saved from recycling cars as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding mining for ore. Throughout the video, it is clear Folwell did a significant amount of research on both how recycling works and the many benefits it provides.

“Educating future generations on the role recycling plays in the environment, economy, and society is a large part of ISRI’s advocacy and outreach efforts,” said Robin Wiener, President of ISRI. “It guarantees the success and long-term durability of the recycling industry for years to come. Combining art and video with STEM education to teach recycling allows kids the opportunity to learn about the science and technology of recycling through their own creativity.”

Judges evaluated entries on the interpretation and clarity of the theme to the viewer, the persuasiveness of the message, creativity and originality, the quality of the entry, and the overall impression of the entry.

You can check out the winning video in the player below.


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