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Saints, Progressive Waste Solutions Kick Off Recycling Program

Saints, Progressive Waste Solutions Kick Off Recycling Program

The New Orleans Saints and Progressive Waste Solutions have teamed up to create a recycling contest among schools in the New Orleans area that concludes Monday, Nov. 30. Schools will earn points not only for recycling, but recycling properly by keeping contamination out of the recyclables and keeping recyclables out of the trash. Schools will also earn points for other sustainable actions that they take as well as student involvement. At the end of the program, the three schools with the most points will be awarded a New Orleans Saints Jr. Training Camp in the spring 2016.

An assembly announcing the contest was held Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies, one of the participating schools. Principal Tamara Warner, Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman and Diane Crouch, recycling coordinator for Progressive Waste Solutions, spoke to the students about the program and stressed the importance of recycling.

Coleman shared some recycling facts with the students, such as: you can power a light bulb for four hours if you recycle one plastic water bottle.

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