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Clean Galveston to host Galveston ISD recycling contest

Galveston County Daily News — Nov. 8, 2014

By Joanne Griffin

Do you remember the first America Recycles Day in 1997? November 15 is officially designated across the nation to promote recycling in our communities.

America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful and its local affiliates like Clean Galveston, Inc., to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. From gathering plastic bottles to collecting worn computers and donating gently used clothing, we can all commit to more sustainable living by taking a simple personal step to recycle.

Clean Galveston, a local volunteer organization, will again be a part of A Bag's Life Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Contest. CG is partnering with GISD, Trex Company, Randall's and A Bag's Life to encourage and educate students about recycling plastic bags.

Island students will be participating by bringing in plastic bags to school from ARD to April 22, Earth Day. Bags will be weighed and recycled. Two schools with the most recycled bags will win a park bench. Schools will also vie for the most creative recycling receptacle winning a $250 library donation from Clean Galveston. Every participating school will receive a prize as well.

Celebrate America Recycles Day, and please help us teach our children the importance of protecting our world.