Conservation Minnesota

CM Press Release: Edina students saving plastic bottles and cans to promote recycling, push Recycling Refund bill at the Capitol

(Edina) Edina high school students drink and throw away more than 4,000 beverage containers per week.  Now those plastic bottles and aluminum cans are being put to good use. Conservation Minnesota Voter Center will donate 10 cents for each container to help Edina students and promote the Recycling Refund bill now being discussed at the Minnesota Capitol.

“The Recycling Refund is a simple and convenient way to promote recycling and raise money for organizations, such as Edina students,” said Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Executive Director Paul Austin.  “If lawmakers in St. Paul approve the Recycling Refund, Austin residents and families statewide could generate lots of money for their favorite charities.”

In Edina the High School students have been challenged to bring in 10,000 containers while at Southview and Valley View middle schools, the students are being asked to brg in 5,000.

“The Recycling Refund is a simple and convenient way to promote recycling and raise money for organizations, such as the Project Earth Club,” said Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Executive Director Paul Austin.  “If lawmakers in St. Paul approve the Recycling Refund, Edina residents and families statewide could generate lots of money for their favorite charities.”

Minnesota currently lags behind other states with recycling deposits, such as Iowa and Michigan, both of which recycle more than 90 percent of beverage containers.

More information about the Recycling Refund can be found here: http://www.recyclingrefund.org

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