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Second annual Recycle-Bowl Competition set to begin

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestle Waters North America to launch the second annual Recycle Bowl youth recycling competition.

In its inaugural year, more than 1,200 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing more than 500,000 students, participated in a fun, interactive way to learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility through in-school recycling. Of participating schools, 67 percent saw a “significant” or “some” increase in the amount of materials their school recycled during the competition timeframe.

Registration for this incentive-based recycling competition is open to all U.S. schools at the Recycle-Bowl website at The competition runs from October 15 through November 9, 2012, culminating around America Recycles Day. Participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect for a chance to win prizes. At the close of the 4-week competition, the school in each state that collects the most recyclable material per capita will win $1,000. A national champion will then be chosen from among the statewide winners to receive an additional grand prize valued at $2,500.

Educational recycling activities will also be provided online and through a registration toolkit. Recycle-Bowl is sponsored by Nestle Waters North America.