The race to recycle is on for thousands of students in 19 Corpus Christi schools.At last count, nearly one-third of the schools in the Independent School District had signed up for the Plastic Bag Challenge.
Much like its big sibling Earth Day, America Recycles Day has evolved beyond its single-day roots to become a month-long celebration of environmental stewardship.
Thousands of local events were held across the country in November, ranging from shred-a-thons, electronics recycling, clothing donation drives, prescription drug take-back programs and yes — plastic bag collections!
In advance of America Recycles Day, Corpus Christi kicked off an educational campaign today between area schools designed to inspire, excite and challenge students and their parents to reduce, reuse and recycle their plastic bags.
Today, KPB is launching "A Bag's Life," a campaign to promote the recycling of plastic bags and wrapping materials. This includes dry-cleaner bags, bread bags, newspaper bags. A rule of thumb: If it's soft plastic, it's okay. If it crackles when you crinkle it, no go.
During the city's deliberations over whether to tax or ban plastic bags from large stores, KPB more or less broke with other environmental groups in promoting plastic bag recycling instead.