The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling. Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. Submission of entry form and photos of artwork are due by October 31, 2014.
In addition to a $200 prize to the first place class project, Las Vegas Sands Corp. will provide first, second and third ($250, $100, and $50 respectively) prizes in four categories: Kindergarten-grade 5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12 and Adult.
Materials that can be used include, but are not limited to: tires, electronics, appliances, plastic bags, bottles, batteries and aluminum cans. Fastening materials may include tape, glue and/or string.
In 2013, Nevada’s recycling rate was 25%. Based on residential and commercial sector data, Nevadans (including the influence of the tourist population) throw away about 5.7 pounds of trash, per person, per day. That’s approximately three million tons of trash that goes to a landfill every year.
“Recycling is the easiest thing we can do to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs,” said Rene Braña, Sustainability Manager for Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Global Sustainability Strategy, Eco 360˚.
Winners will be announced prior to America Recycles Day, November 15. More information about the contest and submission guidelines is available at NevadaRecycles.nv.gov.
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