Seven Days Left to Register for the “Recycle-Bowl” School Recycling Competition
Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition; Register by Oct. 15 to be Eligible for Cash Prizes
STAMFORD, Conn. (Oct. 7, 2013) — Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition for elementary, middle- and high-school students, now in its third year, was created in partnership with Nestlé® Pure Life® to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility. To be eligible for cash prizes, registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
All participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect during the four-week competition. The competition runs from Oct. 21 through Nov. 15.
The Competition Division is open to all U.S. schools. Schools in this division will be eligible to win prizes. At the close of the four-week competition, the school in each state that collects the most recyclable material per capita, generated from school operations only, will win $1,000. The nation’s top-performing school, chosen from among the state champions, will receive store credit from Busch Systems to purchase recycling bins for the school and a recycled content plastic bench from Trex lumber.
Schools that are not based in the U.S. or are home-schools, or those that register after Oct. 15, will be placed in the Open Division. These schools are afforded all the same resources as the Competition Division schools, but they are not eligible for cash prizes.
New to the competition this year are food scrap and waste reduction benchmarking divisions. Schools that collect food scraps for composting can see how they rank against other schools. Moreover, for schools that provide recycling data and trash data, Keep America Beautiful will calculate a waste reduction winner.
Last year more than 1,500 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing nearly 1 million students, participated in this fun and exciting race to collect the most recyclable material, and learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility through in-school recycling. Schools that participate in the Recycle-Bowl competition recycle 10 percent more than schools that don’t participate.
Registration and downloadable resources are currently available on the Recycle-Bowl website at recycle-bowl.org. Show us your school pride and become Recycle-Bowl’s recycling champion.
Recycle-Bowl is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life®, a brand of Nestlé Waters North America.
About Nestlé Waters North America
The availability of healthful beverages is more important than ever, and Nestle Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters. The company’s bottled water brands in the U.S. include Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Nestlé® Pure Life®, international brands Perrier® and S.Pellegrino®. In 2011, the company introduced a line of ready-to-drink teas which now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. These well-known brands have led Nestlé Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Conn., with 7,500 employees Nestle Waters is reducing its environmental footprint across its business and working with others to improve recycling rates in North America. The company is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 94 communities where it has operations in the U.S.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org and follow @kabtweet on Twitter.