By Mellany Armstrong 1:33pm, June 9, 2014 - Updated 2:19pm, June 9, 2014
Eric Long (left) and Max Huhn of Zero Waste Team Delaware (Missing from photo: Aaron Knestaut and Elizabeth Nestle)Four students from Hockessin are hoping their idea to get rid of more garbage wins a national competition.
WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.
Zero Waste Team Delaware is headed to the finals of the U.S. Army-sponsored science competition, eCYBERMISSION. 14-year-old Cab Calloway grad Eric Long says they've created a waste management model that's already being used in Delaware.
"We showed the haulers the benefits, he can actually save $20 to $30 a ton by tipping in the composting facility instead of the landfill. So, the hauler loved this idea," he said.
Classmate Max Huhn says they met with many people over the year-long project to divert organic waste.
"I've learned a lot of life things, like how you can't be late for meetings, or else you'll miss a lot," he said.
The team has already won $12,000 and could win another $25,000 in the finals in Leesburg, Virginia, next week. Find out more about them by clicking here.
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