Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jersey's Bottle Caps

Photo: John Weber, the Surfrider Foundation's East Coast Regional Manager, assists Surfrider's chapter network from Massachusetts to New Jersey.

John Weber recently shared this bit of news with the Surfrider Foundation's members on the Surfrider blog -

A group here in NJ, Clean Ocean Action, had a contest that involved hundreds of groups, schools, and families in collecting and recycling plastic bottle caps. In all, almost 2.5 million caps were collected and about 200,000 were on display at an event this weekend.

Surfrider Foundation, Jersey Shore Chapter contributed 53,000 caps to the cause.

And to think, Aveda, the salon/hair care company has hundreds and hundreds of groups collecting caps all around the region because they are otherwise not recycled. The caps will be melted down and recycled into new caps. They are definitely on to something.

This young man took on for the team and wore a penguin suit all day. But his message was one of thanks. Cool.

For more info about this campaign, check out one of my earlier blog posts.

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