“The efforts of an 11-year-old from Tampa Bay to recycle books and repurpose stuffed animals impressed 8 On Your Side viewers when we featured Zach Hartman in a ‘Something Good’ story in September. And now, Zach’s caught the eye of Hollywood!
Actress and new TV show host Drew Barrymore was impressed with the ‘Zach’s Planet’ initiative and invited him to be a special guest on her show. Zach and his mom, Kim, explained to Barrymore that it was an ordinary chore assigned to Zach several years ago – taking out the trash – that turned him into a mini environmentalist.
Zach, who noticed books and stuffed animals in his family’s garbage bins, started sorting the trash in his driveway. He piled up the perfectly useful items, then sat his mom down for a lecture about recycling.”