KITSAP COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
|| December 2, 2013
Jo Meints, Education and Communications
360.337.4568 or email@example.com
2014 Kitsap Recycles Day poster contest
Calling all K-8th grade students to help
celebrate Kitsap Recycles Day
(Port Orchard) - To celebrate Kitsap
Recycles Day, February 15, 2014, all kindergarten through 8th grade students
– public, private, and home schools in Kitsap County – are invited to
participate in the Kitsap Recycles Day Poster Contest. Ten posters are
chosen as grade level winners and are featured on the County website and in
local newspapers. In addition, student artists are recognized by the Kitsap
Board of County Commissioners.
What is Kitsap Recycles Day?
Kitsap Recycles Day is a day recognized by the Kitsap Board of
County Commissioners and set aside to remind residents of the importance of
buying and using recycled products in order to close the recycling loop.
What does “Close the Loop” mean?
Closing the Loop is a “process in which post-consumer waste is collected,
recycled and used to make new products. This process can be as simple as
using recycled aluminum to make new cans, or as complicated as weaving
reclaimed plastic bottles into polyester for clothing and other products”.
(source: Earth 911.com)
Did you know:
- Recycling one aluminum can saves
enough energy to power a television for three hours
- Around 1,000,000,000 trees worth
or paper are thrown away every year in the U.S. (source:
- Americans use 4,000,000 plastic
bottles every hour, yet only 1 bottle out of 4 is recycled.
(source: Washington State Department of Ecology.)
For rules and information about the Kitsap Recycles
Day poster contest, call Kitsap 1 at 360.337.5777, or visit
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