November 15th is Hawai‘i Recycles Day!

PRESS RELEASE

For further information contact:

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful

Jordan Muratsuchi, State Leader

808.284.3168 admin@khib.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 15th is Hawai‘i Recycles Day

Recycling efforts in Hawaii are being promoted by Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful and Recycle Hawaii through national initiatives of Keep America Beautiful. Governor David Ige has issued a proclamation proclaiming November 15th as “Hawai`i Recycles Day.”

November 15th will see volunteers throughout the islands focus their efforts on identifying and recovering recyclable materials, especially those involving “Bathroom, Bags, and Gadgets” – the theme for this year’s America Recycles Day, known locally as Hawaii Recycles Day.

America/Hawai‘i Recycles Day falls on the final day of the 5th Annual Recycle-Bowl School Competition. While no schools from O‘ahu joined the competition his year, ten schools from Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i have signed up to engage in this nationwide event to collect and recycle as much as possible on their campus. This year’s participating schools are Kalaheo Elementary, Kamakahelei Middle, Kamali‘i Elementary, Lahainaluna High, King Kekaulike High, Kea‘au Elementary, Konawaena Middle, Konawaena High, Pahoa Intermediate-High and Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Last year, Recycle-Bowl schools in Hawaii recycled over 25,600 pounds of mixed recyclables including food waste. Mahalo to Recycle-Bowl business sponsors Goodfellow Brothers, Inc., Island Naturals Market and Deli, and Lex Brodie’s Tire & Service Center of the Big Island, for providing prizes to the top schools in Hawai‘i. Additionally, the top school in each state will be nationally recognized by KAB.

To learn about hosting an ARD event or to take the “I Will Recycle” online pledge and sweepstakes, view infographics, “The Journey – I Want to Be Recycled”, DIY art and craft videos and more, visit: www.americarecyclesday.org

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, the Hawai‘i State Affiliate of KAB, partners with local affiliates and Recycle Hawai‘i, the designated state recycling organization, to promote Recycle-Bowl and America Recycles Day events throughout the islands. For information on how to promote and celebrate recycling contact:

Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB): (808) 383-8177 or admin@khib.org

Recycle Hawaii: (808) 969-2012 or info@recyclehawaii.org

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