NOTE: Event has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 17th.
East Carolina University students may find big rewards for recycling beverage containers during The Great Recycle event 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 15 at Wright Plaza on campus.
The beverage company Honest Tea is sponsoring the event to boost recycling rates as part of a national recycling initiative. Honest Tea representatives will set up a 12-foot tall blue recycling bin to receive empty beverage containers in glass, plastic, aluminum or plastic.
Rewards range from reusable bags to iPad minis, increasing in value the more beverage containers an individual recycles. Participants who bring in 999 bottles may earn an iPad Mini; a reward for 750 bottles is a Go Pro Camera. Additional rewards available while supplies last include bicycles, skate boards, backpacks, gift certificates, T-shirts, sunglasses, reusable bags, bracelets and stickers.
For additional information about the event, visit www.thegreatrecycle.com.