Kids Ahead is participating the the Greensboro Plastic Bottle Blitz. Please put any clean dry bottles in the box outside the office from now through April 4. Milk jugs, bleach and detergent containers, juice, water and soft drink bottles are acceptable. Make space in your home recycling and bring plastic bottles to the church!
The City of Greensboro and its recycling partner, ReCommunity, invite residents, schools, and organizations to be part of the third annual Plastic Bottle Blitz contest. To participate, simply collect empty plastic bottles and jugs of all shapes and sizes now through April 5. Then between 1-3 pm April 5, bring all collected bottles and jugs to the Earth Day celebration at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Library, 1420 Price Park Dr., for the official weigh-in. The three individuals or groups with the most plastic by weight win cash prizes, up to $1,000. Winners will be announced at the Earth Day celebration at 5 pm.
The goal of the Plastic Bottle Blitz is to increase public awareness and recycling of plastic bottles, which are banned from North Carolina landfills. “The Plastic Bottle Blitz allows us to highlight the many benefits of recycling for our community,” said Yvonne Foust, education specialist for the City’s Field Operations Department. “Working with our residents and our recycling partner, ReCommunity, we can reduce the amount of material going to the landfill by recycling the plastic into new products.”
The Plastic Bottle Blitz is annually part of the City's Earth Day celebration, which features free fun and educational activities for the whole family, including:
- Live entertainment
- Hands-on nature and eco-exhibits
- Gardening activities
- Solar and technology displays
- Face painting