5 Ways to #BeRecycled

1. Take the #BeRecycledPledge. Commit to reducing waste, reusing, and recycling on Nov. 15, and throughout the year. 

2.  Follow the three R's of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Reduce your waste, reuse materials and items before buying something new, and recycle properly.  

3. Buy products made with recycled content to help “close the loop” and support the recycling industry.

4. Know your waste stream.Check our recycling tab to see what you can and can’t recycle. This helps reduce contamination, which happens when certain materials are put in the recycling bin (like plastic bags and film, which need to be brought to a collection bin at a grocery or retail outlet for recycling), or when materials are not properly cleaned, such as when food residue remains on recyclable packaging. 

5. Recycle wherever you are – at home, on the go, and at work. One tip to ensure easy proper recycling at work is to keep a recycling bin in any location where there is a trash can.         

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Learn more with KCCB CLIPS AND TIPS

We’ve missed coming to classrooms and giving live presentations for youth and adults, so we’ve launched a new environmental online program called “KCCB Clips and Tips”.  Each week look for a new resource here, either a video or an activity to extend your learning. Additional resources can be found on our education tab.

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Timmy the Tumble Bag follows the life of Timmy as a plastic shopping bag, from his original home in a store as a carry bag to newfound freedom happily tumbling around as a piece of litter until he is befriended by a boy who arranges for Timmy to be recycled and remanufactured into a Frisbee, to Timmy’s great delight.

The goal of the book is to encourage responsible use of products, including plastic shopping bags, and to teach students about another R - remanufacturing. Listen to a reading of the story here.

We'd like to thank our friend Tom Ethans, Executive Director of Take Pride Winnipeg! for permission for this reading.

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If you would like to have a speaker for your school, church or organization to discuss an environmental topic such as recycling, litter prevention, composting, or other topics; please contact us at 402-949-0874 or by Email: Linda@KeepCassCountyBeautiful.com 

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Keep Cass County Beautiful is a countywide non-profit 501 (c) (3) public charity organization created in 2012 to promote keeping all our communities clean, beautiful, and litter free.