RecycleBank Presentation

Posted on March 3, 2006

Residents are rewarded for Recycling in Chestnut Hill and West Oak Lane: Why not University City?

Wednesday, March 15th 7:30 to 9:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania’s Stiteler Hall, B21
37th and Walnut (On 37th, between Walnut and Locust)

As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, Philadelphia Weekly, City Paper and Fox News: a City-sponsored curbside recycling pilot run by Recycle Bank in Chestnut Hill and West Oak Lane rewards residents with up to $400 a year in shopping coupons for recycling. Coupons can be redeemed at over 100 businesses. It’s a win-win for residents, businesses and our environment.

This pilot is an absolute success. Recycling participation has increased from 5% to more than 80%. Despite its success the City of Philadelphia almost scrapped the program. Fortunately, pressure from community and business leaders compelled the City to extend the pilot another year, expanding it to include an additional 10,000 households.

There are still more than 500,000 households to go. Want Recycle Bank in your neighborhood? Demand it!

Attend: Get the details first hand.

Sponsored by Penn Environmental Group and the Powelton Valley Civic Association in cooperation with the Recycling Alliance of Philadelphia. The meeting will provide an outline of the Recycle NOW Philadelphia Campaign and feature a presentation by RecycleBank. It will finish with a discussion of what can be done to expand the program to include your neighborhood.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Community, Civic and Business Groups, Town Watch Associations, Religious and Youth Leaders, Block Captains, Democratic and Republican Committee representatives, students, seniors, concerned residents

Seating may be limited. RSVP ASAP.
Call 215-640-8800 or e-mail embelser@cleanwater.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT
http://www.recyclenowphila.org for background on the Recycle NOW Philadelphia Campaign
or
http://www.recyclebank.com/demo.cfm for an animated description of the RecycleBank program.


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