CCGA Innovative Recycling Opportunity Marks America Recycles Day

(L-R) College of Coastal Georgia student Matthew Giovengo, Downtown Development Authority’s Harvest Hale, College of Coastal Georgia’s Cody Cocchi and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s Lea King-Badyna kick off the brand new CCGA writing implement recycling program by placing six collection units around campus.

CCGA Innovative Recycling Opportunity Marks America Recycles Day

BRUNSWICK, GA (November 4, 2016) — In celebration of America Recycles Day, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, the College of Coastal Georgia and the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority have joined forces to provide an enhanced recycling opportunity on the college’s Brunswick campus.

Newly added recycling containers now collect a specific waste stream that is often tossed in the garbage:  writing pens, highlighters and markers.  Currently not accepted in local recycling programs, the collected used writing implements are recycled by Keep Golden Isles Beautiful via TerraCycle, a global company with the motto “eliminating the idea of waste.”

In celebration of America Recycles Day, six customized recycling bins purchased via a Hilton Travel with a Purpose grant have been placed in high traffic campus areas to promote the program and offer ease of participation:  The Library, Campus Center student lounge, Correll building lobby, Nunnally Health Sciences Building, Academic Commons South and the Hargett Administration Building.

“We are excited to offer our students this great non-traditional recycling opportunity here on CCGA’s Brunswick campus,” said Cody Cocchi, Associate Director of Service-Learning. “With writing implements such a staple on a college campus, this project is a natural fit for our collegiate community and will further our waste reduction efforts.”

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (America Recycles Day), millions turn out to thousands of local events held throughout the country to celebrate and learn more about their recycling programs.

“This College of Coastal Georgia partnership project is a great example of thinking outside of the box to provide new and innovative recycling opportunities in the Golden Isles,” said Lea King-Badyna, executive director of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful. “The new campus collection containers make it super easy for folks to drop off their used writing implements and be actively involved in reducing waste.”

For more information contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at or 912/279.1490.

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