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Arthur Ashe Recycles

Times Picayune — April 28, 2013 — Christiana Porter, a student at Arthur Ashe Charter School, holds a sign about A Bag's Life message, "Don't Treat Me Like Trash." Tina Metoyer, Constituent Services Representative for Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, visited the school April 23 to encourage students to nudge their parents into recycling their plastic bags at stores that will take them back. The school received a Trex bench, made from 5,000 recycled bags, as a reward for their work. The Earth Week event spotlighted plastic bag recycling. During a school assembly, fourth and fifth graders recycled hundreds of plastic bags to show their support for the 3Rs — Reuse, Reduce and Recycle. NOLA retailers that recycle bags and wraps include Rouses Supermarkets, Breauxmart, Target, Lowes and Walmart.