MDE to Host America Recycles Day “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest

Press Release

 

Maryland Department of the Environment

Media Contacts

Julie Oberg
(410) 537-3003

Robert Ballinger
(410) 537-3012

MDE to Host America Recycles Day “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest
 

 

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is hosting the 5th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest. Jonas Jacobson, MDE Deputy Secretary, Andy Rayman, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Ashley Taylor, former sculpture contest participant will have the task of determining the winners of the contest based on creativity, use of materials, and workmanship. The Delaware/District Of Columbia/Maryland Beverage Association, Maryland Recyclers Coalition, Allied Waste Services, Harford County Office of Recycling, Panasonic, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Constellation Energy, and Best Buy are donating prizes and refreshments.

Friday, November 17, 2006 10:00 a.m. to Noon

 

MDE is celebrating America Recycles Day (ARD) by hosting the 5th Annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest and judging ceremony. High school students from across Maryland are invited to participate by creating sculptures made of recycled and used materials. Students create highly innovative and artistic sculptures made from a variety of materials such as cardboard, scrap metal, soda cans, crushed compact disks, electronics and more. Forty-five sculptures from 12 schools across seven Maryland counties are slated to appear. ARD is a national event that unites business, environmental and civic groups, and local, state, and federal government agencies to promote recycling, source reduction, and the purchase of products made from recycled materials as a means to a more sustainable society.

From the North

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