For Immediate Release – December 1, 2011
Connie Wiggins, 770-822-5187
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Receives National Recycling Award
Duluth, Georgia – December 1, 2011 – Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful announces that it has received a national award from Keep America Beautiful and Nestle Pure Life for efforts to encourage local plastic bottle recycling during the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.
A new Great American Cleanup record for plastic bottle recycling was set in 2011- a grand total of 290 million bottles were recycled. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful contributed more than 4,000,000 plastic bottles to the overall effort and received a 2011 Recycling Award as one of the top recyclers in the nation.
During the Great American Cleanup, residents, students and local employees did their part to help our environment and dropped off their plastic bottles at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett. The bottles were baled, loaded on three tractor trailer trucks and sent to Dalton, Georgia where Mohawk Industries used them to make new carpets.
“Gwinnettians have shown once again that recycling is a great way to help our environment and support green jobs .Our efforts supply needed materials to local manufacturers and support our State’s economy. We are honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for our on-going efforts to improve our community and environment”, said Connie Wiggins, Executive Director, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. Efforts like these move Gwinnett another step closer to becoming America’s greenest and cleanest community.
For more information about the Great American Cleanup and recycling in Gwinnett, visit www.gwinnettcb.org or call 770.822.5187.
About Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Services, Inc. is a group of citizens who care and are a catalyst for a movement of caring individuals who will create a greener, cleaner Gwinnett.
GCB is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization whose community based network focuses on finding long-term solutions to environmental and quality of life issues through individual action.
Working with our community partners and supporters, we can become America’s greenest, cleanest community…a place where individuals and institutions take responsibility to improve our environment which results in a greener, cleaner, better and safer place to live, work, play and learn.