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Keep Prince William Beautiful is proud to be partnering with The Prince William County Environmental Council to participate in the 2015 Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge, the goal of which is to recycle a combined total of 500 lbs. of plastic films and bags (approximately 40,000 bags) in a six-month period.  If this challenge is met head on, Trex Company will provide and place a free high-performance composite bench at the Chinn Aquatic and Fitness Center in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Plastic bags are not the only items that will be accepted during the recycling challenge.  Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, packaging air pillows, wood pellet bags, cereal bags, salt bags, produce bags, and all other forms of re-closable bags and Ziplocs will be counted towards our end-goal.  The only stipulation on the condition of the bags is that they must be clean, dry and free of any food residue so Trex can properly repurpose them into Earth-friendly composite outdoor decking and railing.

Everyone knows someone who collects empty plastic bags in a corner under the kitchen sink or utility closet – now they have a home!  All you have to do is gather them all up, make a short drive to the KPWB office at 4391 Ridgewood Center Drive, Suite F and leave the rest up to us.  KPWB is proud to be partnering with both Trex Company and The PWC Environmental Council to achieve this eco-friendly mission.  As of June 1st, 15% of the challenge has been accounted for, with visible growth daily.  If we all join forces, we can see this mission made reality.