Our Story

About Us

The pandemic has altered our entire lives.

Schools have been cancelled worldwide, getting groceries were difficult and going to recycling centers are a dangerous task. 

After seeing our neighbors' blue recycling curbside bins filled with bottles and cans, we knew we could put them to greater use

Co-founder

Peter Suh

Hi! I’m Peter Suh, my pronouns are he/him, and I’m a senior at West Ranch High School. Growing up, I'd watch my mother reuse almost everything and would tag along with her to recycling centers. I'm grateful to work with ambitious peers in hopes of encouraging our community to pave sustainable avenues within their lives. My future interests lie within the intersection of social impact and business.

Community Outreach

Felix Breitbach

Hello I’m Felix Breitbach and I’m a senior at west ranch high school. As a runner, I love experiencing nature and have grown greatly to appreciate the environment. Through R4R, I continue to protect what I love while also giving back to the community.

Sorting & Distribution

Krysta Mendoza

My name is Krysta Mendoza, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a senior at West Ranch High School. I am interested in sustainable fashion design and hope to find a career in fashion in the future!

Kyle Fabella

Sorting & Distribution

Hello! My name is Kyle Fabella and I am a seventeen year old who enjoys making people smile and also creatively reimagining the future in the field of product design. I'm also interested into fashion, photography, and dancing.

Co-founder

Jayden Barnholtz

Hi my name is Jayden Barnholtz and I’m a senior at West Ranch High School. I have always learned about the importance of sustainability as well as giving back to the community. With this organization, we have made it possible to do both and I can’t wait to see where it can lead. I enjoy the outdoors and getting to know new people.

Jenine Mariano

Non-Profit Research

Hi I'm Jenine Mariano my pronouns are she/her, and my future pathway is nursing! I'm interested in incorporating sustainability within my community, so I joined R4R. Through my many months recycling, I see the change we are creating in our mission to help those most affected by the pandemic.

Andy Lee

Sorting & Distribution

Hey! My name is Andy Lee, my pronouns are he/him, and I am a senior at West Ranch High School. Ever since I started recycling, I have grown to promote the cleanliness of our planet.

Christine Riel

Sorting & Distribution

Hi! I'm Christine Riel and I'm a senior at West Ranch, I love design, sewing, and I love to incorporate sustainability into these passions.

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Recycling 4 Recovery is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization
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