Denver, CO (PressExposure) October 31, 2013 -- On November 15, Ecotech Institute will host an electronics drop off station, accepting old electronics such as TVs, computer monitors and printers. This recycling event joins thousands of others across the country in celebration of America Recycles Day. This is a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful and the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. This year's theme, "I Want to Be Recycled," was developed to educate people about the importance of recycling and its impact on our economy and environmental well-being, as well as motivate occasional recyclers to become everyday recyclers.
At Ecotech Institute's celebration, electronics will be collected at the school at 1400 S. Abilene Street in Aurora, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the collection center, Ecotech Institute students will take part in an upcycling contest, giving them a chance to show off their creativity by creating upcycled outfits. This could include creating outfits from recyclable materials such as plastic bags, newspaper, garbage bags, aluminum foil and many other items.
"We are very proud supporters of Ecotech Institute's America Recycles Day event and commend their efforts to promote recycling in the Denver area," said Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President of Recycling at Keep America Beautiful and national program manager for America Recycles Day. "Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year."
Ecotech Institute is also hosting an art contest for elementary students. Artwork can be dropped off at the school, 1400 S. Abilene Street, for consideration or emailed to Zhanna Stavina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ecotech Institute will use this year's winning artwork as the logo for next year's America's Recycles Day celebration.
"Recycling is something many people take for granted, but it's a simple act that has tremendous impact," said Kyle Crider, Ecotech Institute's Manager of Environmental Operations. "For example, making cans from recycled aluminum actually uses 95 percent less energy than non-recycled materials."
The national recycling rate is currently at 34.7 percent. Recycling 75 percent of the nation's waste would create nearly 1.5 million jobs by 2030, according to a report by the Tellus Institute with Sound Resource Management.
For more information about Ecotech Institute's America Recycles Day celebration and cleantech programs offered by the school, visit http://www.ecotechinstitute.com/americarecyclesday.cfm.