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1 Recycle-Bowl Overview and Educational Resources Tuesday, September 17, :30 pm 5:30 pm Eastern

2 Introduction Kelley Dennings Director of Recycling Keep America Beautiful

3 Technical Questions GoToWebinar s customer support line: Questions: Click the Plus Sign (+) next to the word Question on the right side of your screen

4 Recycle-Bowl POLLS

5 Kelley Dennings Director, Recycling Programs and Services Keep America Beautiful Cecile Carson Senior Director, Affiliate Development Keep America Beautiful Jennifer Hammonds Science Curriculum Specialist National Wildlife Federation

6 Nationwide K-12 school recycling competition Join in on the fun, score big and win! 6

7 Goals Hold a fun, fair & friendly competition Provide teaching moments Improve individual participation Improve facility operations 7

8 How To Participate Schools collect and track cans, bottles and paper for 4 weeks 8

9 Competition Components Public, Private, Charter US schools - US territories, Canada or Mexico in Open Division Registration toolkits available (1000) Single stream or source separated Weigh recyclables and/or convert from volume-weight Provide published population figure if winner Accept from community/parents put in community category or clearly track material from school only before putting in community recycling bin 9

10 Prizes One school/state will win $1000. National champion from state winners will win an additional prize. o Includes another $1000 and $2500 in store credit from Busch Systems to purchase recycling bins for your school. Community recycling schools will compete nationally in a separate category for 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd place prizes. 10

11 Acceptable Material Paper: Books (incidential) Chipboard Cardboard Magazines/Newspaper Office paper Phone books Cafeteria materials: Aluminum beverage containers Glass bottles and jars Milk and Juice Cartons #1-7 plastic bottles Steel food cans As accepted by the recycling drop-off or service provider. 11

12 Data Tracking Only volume-to-weight estimates from school Only volume-to-weight estimates from hauler Mostly estimates, some weights Mostly weights, some estimates Actual weights from school scale Actual weights from hauler 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 12

13 2012 Timeline Competition starts October 15 Competition ends November 9 Data due December 10 Award ceremony February

14 Toolkit Competition Posters Library Book Wasteshed Poster ReCommunity MRF Poster AF&PA paper making DVD Project Learning Tree Curriculum Aerosol Can Recycling Activity Carton Recycling Activities Mini-Toolkit about plastics recycling 14

15 Playbook - Downloadable Logo Posters Flyer Scorecards Certificate Presentation Award Ceremony 15

16 Playbook Support Material Community Service Letter Custodian Thank You Letter Prize solicitation letter Employee engagement letter E-newsletter, blog posts, etc. Community Access Cable TV or presentation slide 16

17 Playbook America Recycles Day Pep Rally Assembly Field Trip Waste-free Lunch Cleanup Day Poster Competition Pledge Card Drive Festival Play Swap Day Trivia Contest To break a tie in Recycle-Bowl: Register, Conduct and Report a schoolwide ARD event 17

18 America Recycles Day Games Five Fun Facts Bet the Bottle Tops Take the I Recycle Pledge Trivia Cards 18

19 Playbook Recycling Resources School recycling tip sheet Recycling Bin ideas Volume to weight conversion fact sheet and quiz 19

20 First Year Success Story 1223 schools registered, 57% reported Reached 544,900 students 90% were public schools 19% in community division 84% worked with a hauler 3,291,432 pounds collected 20

21 Current 2012 Sign-ups Around 700 Schools So far 21

22 COMPETITION Questions? Type in your questions in the Question box and send them in!

23 RESOURCES Cecile Carson 23

24 Playbook Educational Resources Recycling activities o Logos and Slogans o MRF in Action o Plastics by the Numbers Waste Management Activities o Source Reduction o Recycling o Composting o Waste-to-Energy o Landfills Recycling Jeopardy MRF Video Recycling Stats and Facts 24

25 The New Waste in Place Over 100 activities Background Time Technology Enrichments Subject and grade areas Big Ideas For Growing Minds - Parent Guide

26 Logos and Slogans Activity Students will be able to: Define logo (symbol) and slogan Recognize logos used in recycling Identify products that can be recycled Create a logo and slogan to promote recycling

27 Plastics by the Numbers Activity Students will be able to: Recognize the role of plastics in our society Describe the plastics resin identification code Demonstrate the separation of plastics for collection and recycling

28 A Little R&R Activity Students will be able to: Understand the difference between recycled and recyclable Discuss raw materials used to create products Identify types of recycled content products

29 MRF in Action Activity Students will be able to: Identify ways materials can be separated/sorted at material recovery facilities (MRF)

30 EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Questions? Type in your questions in the Question box and send them in!

31 Eco-Schools USA NWF US Host of international program Globally, in 41,000 K-12 schools in 53 nations Comprehensive school greening program Seven Step Framework Sustainability Pathways Student Driven Program Awards Process Over 1800 Schools in 48 States & DC GREENING THE SCHOOL GROUNDS, THE SCHOOL BUILDING, AND THE CURRICULUM

32 The Eco-Schools Process The Seven Steps Eco-Action Team School Assessment/ Audit Action Plan Monitor/Evaluation Link to Curriculum Whole Community Involvement Eco-Code/Mission Statement

33 Eco-Schools Pathways to Sustainability! Energy School Grounds Biodiversity Water Transportation Climate Change Global Dimensions Consumption & Waste Healthy Schools Sustainable Foods Healthy Kids (formerly Green Hour)

34 Eco-Schools Awards Process Three Tier Process Award Criteria for Each Seven Steps Number of Pathways Addressed Increases for each Award Level Bronze & Silver Self-Assessed Green Flag School Visit & Assessment

35 Consumption and Waste

36 Recycle Across America Free Label Program will open again 10/3-10/17 Today there are a variety of different types of labels used on recycling bins, causing confusion for people looking to recycle. This confusion has led to low recycling levels in the U.S. levels that have barely improved in 15 years. In studies where a consistent labeling system has been introduced, capture rates increased more than 47% and the amount of contamination or trash entering the recycling bin decreased significantly.

37 For More Information Contact: Jennifer Hammonds Science Education & Curriculum Specialist NWF Eco-Schools USA Phone: Location: Arlington, TX

38 ECO-SCHOOLS Questions? Type in your questions in the Question box and send them in!

39 Frequently asked Questions I am a recycling coordinator that provides collection to multiple schools or a parent that has children in two different schools, can I easily register all the schools at once? 39

40 Frequently asked Questions How do I calculate the school s population? Can we count Terracycle material or toner cartridges, batteries, cell phones and other electronic products? 40

41 Frequently asked Questions Is it okay to report one time file or textbook purges in our weight data? 41

42 For More Information Kelley Dennings

43 Next Recycle-Bowl webinars Busting Recycling Myths Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:30pm EST America Recycles Day Event Organizer Overview October 3, 2012, 2:00pm EST Vermicomposting in schools Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4pm

44 Recycle-Bowl Audio and slides from this webinar will be posted at kab.org/webinars.

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