DENREC’s Bin It To Win It aimed to educate students about recycling

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DNREC’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Section’s Recycling Program has a new interactive game that travels to Delaware middle schools and helps enlighten students about single-stream recycling.

WILMINGTON (DE): The “Bin It to Win It” game is part of the Recycling Program’s new “Clean the Stream” recycling campaign.

According to public affairs spokeswoman, Joanna Wilson, “Bin It to Win It” brings together teams of students in grades 5-8, and gives them two minutes to sort items by “recyclables” and “trash,” and deposit them into the proper bin. At the end of two minutes, a recycling referee reviews their bins and retrieves any incorrectly-placed items, explaining why the items should or should not be recycled. The team with the most correctly-sorted items will be announced as the winner, with pens made of recycled materials as prizes.

“In order to create a more sustainable future for Delaware, we need to educate students on the importance of recycling,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin.

“Teaching our students about what goes in the trash and what goes in the recycling bin is the first step toward learning good recycling habits, and we hope they will take their knowledge home to share with their families and friends.”

To find out more about bringing “Bin It to Win It” to your school, please contact Jackie Howard or Don Long, DNREC Recycling Program, 302-739-9403, extension 8.

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