School Recycling Challenge Focuses on Non-traditional Recycling and Community Stewardship

Pens/markers/highlighters, cereal bags and oral care products are the three collection categories in the 2018 School Recycling Challenge.

School Recycling Challenge Focuses on Non-traditional Recycling and Community Stewardship

BRUNSWICK, GA (September 17, 2018) – Reducing landfill waste is the focus of the annual Keep Golden Isles Beautiful 2018 School Recycling Challenge and the public is invited to support local schools in this October 8-19 endeavor. Public schools, private schools, home school associations and institutions of higher education are all invited to participate in the Challenge.

“This year’s Challenge again focuses on three items not accepted in our local recycling programs: oral care products, pens / highlighters / markers and cereal bags,” said Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director Lea King-Badyna. “By recycling these used items that are normally tossed in the trash, we are able to make an immediate impact on waste reduction in our community.”

Partners in Education, PTAs, businesses and members of the public are invited to take part in the Challenge as well by collecting and donating used oral care products, pens / highlighters / markers and cereal bags to participating local public, private and home schools and institutions of higher education. Simply contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to verify a school’s Challenge participation and then arrange to drop collected items by the school October 8-19.

Both the public and participating schools are encouraged to begin collecting the accepted used items NOW. The collected items will be recycled via TerraCycle, an organization focusing on non-traditional recycling and eliminating the idea of waste.

“Again this year the streamlined process makes it easy for participating teachers and schools to concentrate their Challenge efforts and contributions towards community stewardship,” said King-Badyna. “We hope schools will find the experience so easy and fun that they will continue recycling non-traditional items via TerraCycle or our office even after this year’s Challenge is over.”

The Challenge is made possible by a Hello GoodBuy community grant. For Challenge information, to verify school participation or to register for the 2018 School Recycling Challenge, contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912/279.1490.

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