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Two schools and a not-for-profit won a total of $500 as prizes in the seventh annual “Cans for Cash” aluminum can recycling contest. The prize money is donated by Alcoa Warrick Operations and Keep Evansville Beautiful promotes the contest.
Winners of the cash prizes are:
$250 – Holy Cross School
$150 – Resurrection Catholic School
$100 – Ronald McDonald House
Tri-State residents were encouraged to participate in the America Recycles Day “Cans for Cash Challenge” from September 26 until November 12. Individuals who recycled their cans for cash at either Tri-State Resource Recovery or Material Recycling were asked to designate a school, church or non-profit to be entered in a special drawing.
A total of 4,395 pounds of aluminum cans were recycled during the “Cans for Cash Challenge,” Alcoa is working to raise the aluminum can recycling rate in the United States to 75 percent by 2015. A soda can recycled today can be back on the store shelf within 60 days as a new can.
For every 5 pounds of aluminum that was recycled, the organization received a chance in the “Cans for Cash” prize drawing. This year, 56 recyclers designated 40 different schools and organizations for a chance to win a cash prize.
“We congratulate the winning schools and encourage recycling throughout the year. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable – saving energy and protecting the environment. Recycling one ton of aluminum saves enough energy to power an average home for 10 years,” said Cheryl Musgrave, President of Keep Evansville Beautiful.