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District: Manatee County students set world record
District: Manatee County students set world record

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County students set a Guinness World Record at Sugg Middle School on Thursday.

The students collected more than 29,560 pounds of plastic bottles to be recycled, topping the previous eight-hour period record of 19,400.

Guinness will be validating the record to make it official on a date in the near future, according to a press release from the district.

The push for the record was part of the district's 2012 Recycling Round-Up.

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