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Date: February 11, 2013

Jo Meints, Kitsap Recycles Day Coordinator
Phone: 360.337.5777 or

No: 2013-012

County Commissioners Honor Students for Kitsap Recycles Day Posters

(Port Orchard, WA) – At their regular televised meeting on February 11, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will honor ten local students who won the first annual Kitsap Recycles Day poster contest in celebration of Kitsap Recycles Day, February 15th.

Kitsap Recycles Day is a day set aside to remind residents of the importance of buying and using recycled products in order to close the recycling loop.

Closing the loop is a process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled, and used to make new products. For example, recycled paper can be made into cereal boxes or egg cartons, and plastic bottles can be made into new bottles or polyester fleece for clothing.

This year, ten winning posters will be published, two each Friday for five consecutive Fridays beginning February 15th in the “Kitsap Week” section in each of the Kitsap Newsgroup newspapers in Kitsap County. Winning poster entries are also posted on the county website at

Kitsap County Solid Waste Division’s Senior Program Manager, Pat Campbell commented, “We are very pleased that these young people are realizing the importance of conserving our earth’s limited resources not only by recycling, but also by closing the loop through purchasing recycled products. We thank them for their efforts in helping us to spread the word as we observe our first Kitsap Recycles Day.”

This year’s winners are:

  • Jessica Baugh  
    Emerald Heights Elementary, 2nd grade

  • Brody Oliver
    Manchester Elementary, 4th grade

  • Natalie Oathout,
    Peace Lutheran, Kindergarten

  • Mia Allen
    Green Mountain Elementary, 4th grade

  • Elliot Campbell
    Gateway Christian Schools - Poulsbo Campus, 1st grade

  • Trinity Ramirez
    Esquire Hills Elementary, 2nd grade

  • Maya Desai
    Emerald Heights, Elementary, 3rd grade

  • Daizy Abigania
    Fairview Junior High, 7th grade

  • Isabel Iral
    Gateway Christian Schools - Crosspoint Campus, 6th grade

  • Tyja Johnson
    Pinecrest Elementary, 4th grade

Related Links:

Washington State Recycling Association ~

Posters ~


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