Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Encourages Participation in Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl Competition

(October 12, 2015) – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging educators in Pennsylvania to register their school to participate in the Recycle-Bowl competition by midnight on Tuesday, October 13th. Recycle-Bowl is a program designed to invigorate student participation in recycling through a national K-12 recycling competition. The objectives of the competition include: new recycling programs established within schools, the increase of recycling rates in schools that currently recycle and the provision of teacher/student educational opportunities about recycling and waste reduction. Recycle-Bowl competition begins Monday, October 19 and runs through Sunday, November 15, 2015.

At the close of the four-week competition, the national winner will receive a recycled-content bench donated by Trex. The returning school that demonstrates the most improvement over 2014 will receive recycling bins from Busch Systems. Schools in each state (and the District of Columbia) that collect the most recyclable material per capita will be awarded their respective state title.

 “The Recycle Bowl offers a fun way to introduce or expand recycling programs within our schools. Encouraging students to recycle at school will emphasize the importance of recycling elsewhere,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are grateful to Keep America Beautiful for providing this resource and we encourage our local schools to register.”

To register go to www.recycle-bowl.org.

Sponsors and Teammates of Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl are Busch Systems, Trex, Consumer Aerosol Products Council, Weisenbach, American Forest Foundation/Project Learning Tree, Eco-School USA (National Wildlife Federation) and Earth Day Network.   

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful.  Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 113 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.  

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 national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. 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, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.