In celebration of America Recycles Day, all of Nevada’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to recycling by participating in the Nevada Recycles Poster Contest.
This year, the Poster Contest theme is focused on reducing waste to increase the recycling rate. Two ways to reduce waste include buying or taking only what you need and extending the life span of an item by reusing it.
Nevada has a recycling rate goal of 25%. This means that we want to divert at least 25% of our waste away from landfills into better uses, such as recycling or composting. Reaching this goal can be accomplished by properly recycling more materials and reducing our waste.
A great way to reduce waste is to refuse single-use items, such as plastic straws, bags, cups, and utensils. Next time you are offered a single-use item, ask yourself "Do I really need this, or can I do without it?" Challenge yourself to find opportunities to "Refuse" or "Reuse" in your daily actions.
One winner from each grade category will be awarded a grand prize of a $25 gift card for themselves along with sustainability prizes. The grand-prize winner’s school from each grade category will receive a $100 gift card for room supplies. The 12 finalists’ artwork will be highlighted on Nevada Recycles' website and used to promote recycling and America Recycles Day in November.
The full contest rules can be found in the PDF document below! We look forward to working with you. Please contact Ali Szabo (contact information below) if you have any questions.
Poster Contest Full Rules and Release Form
Link to Online File System