ORLANDO (Sept. 18, 2010) – Kicking off the 20th Anniversary of National Pollution Prevention Week (P2 Week) the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Easy As One initiative along with the Orange County Expressway Authority and A Bag’s Life today hosted a collection event in Orlando at the Amway Arena.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – (Aug. 11, 2010) A musical celebrating best friends, a drama dealing with a worldwide strike and a ditty about cleaning up after a doggie are among three entries racking up votes in the final month of a video contest promoting recycling and reuse of free plastic bags. Floridians still have until Sept. 5 to enter A Bag’s Life Video Contest, with the top prize up to $1,500.
Got a minute? That’s all it takes, and it could be worth a prize of up to $1,500 in a video contest going on now through Sept. 5.
Sponsored by a coalition of recycling partners known as “A Bag’s Life,” the contest invites Floridians to break out their camcorders and create an up-to-one-minute video promoting the recycling and or reuse of free plastic shopping bags like those found in grocery and retail stores.
Pamela Morrow finds inspiration for her craft in her fridge, pantry and garage. From her home in Flagler Beach, FL, she fashions her artistry out of recycled plastic bags.
She quilts beautiful satchels and sacks, backpacks and book bags, pouches and purses out of free plastic bags found around the home. The difference is, what you or I might discard, she creatively repurposes.
Florida's environmental leaders are encouraging citizens to find simple ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
And a new campaign draws a bulls eye on all those plastic bags we get at the store.
Children stuffed handful after handful of plastic bags into a recycling ship beached at the Florida capitol. They're hoping kids can help get their parents on board to start recycling all those plastic bags they get at the store.
Michael Sole stood in the Capitol courtyard to address more than 500 people who turned out to celebrate the 40th annual Earth Day.
"Did you know, if every Florida household took an incandescent light and replaced it with an energy efficient compact fluorescent light, there would be enough energy saved to accumulate some 351 million kilowatt hours of electricity?" asked Sole, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary. "That could power and light all the households in the great city of Tallahassee for two and a half years.”