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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: December 2, 2013

Contact: Jo Meints, Education and Communications
360.337.4568 or

No: 2013-117

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

Did you know:

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours (source:
  • 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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Kitsap 1
(360) 337-5777

Last Updated: 
May 27, 2014