SAGINAW, MI —– A pledge to recycle more won 10-year old Jordan Pierce, son of Julie Pierce of Saginaw, a new bike of his choice, compliments of ReCommunity Recycling Saginaw (formerly FCR Recycling) and Mid Michigan Waste Authority (MMWA).
Jordan made his written pledge to recycle during a stop at the MMWA booth at the Zoo Boo at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo in October. His pledge to recycle was selected in a random drawing from nearly 200 pledges received by MMWA in celebration of America Recycles Day.
Adult prizewinners were Jennifer Rosas, Julia Forshee and Ashley Kirchner, all of Saginaw. Each won a unique product made from recycled materials. Adult winners were randomly selected from nearly 50 pledge cards received by MMWA as part of its America Recycles Day campaign, a national campaign focused on raising public awareness of the importance of recycling and buying products made from recycled materials.
The Waste Authority joins in this national effort each year by holding local prize drawings, encouraging support resolutions by its 35 member communities and partnering with the Children’s Zoo during the Zoo Boo event. “The America Recycles campaign is a perfect opportunity for us to tell residents about the benefits of recycling”, said Monica Duebbert, MMWA General Manager.
Recycling benefits everyone right here in the greater Saginaw Valley area, since collecting trash and sending it to the local landfill costs 1 ½ times more than the cost of processing recyclables. “By recycling, residents can help avoid increases in tax assessments for trash services,” added Duebbert. Recycling also supports the Michigan economy by sustaining jobs and manufacturing that rely on recyclable materials for their products, and, because recycling uses fewer resources, it also helps reduce our impacts on global climate change.
For more information, including how to recycle, contact the Mid Michigan Waste Authority at 781-9555 or visit www.recyclemotion.org. Mid Michigan Waste Authority is a government entity providing comprehensive residential solid waste services to 73,000 households in 35 communities across the Saginaw Valley area.