Enter Nevada’s Recycled Art Contest

September 27, 2014

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corporation to sponsor a Nevada-wide recycled art contest. Entrants must be Nevada residents and projects must be composed of used recyclable materials. The purpose of the contest is to increase awareness and interest in recycling across Nevada.

Submission of entry form (available from the website) 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 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. Winners will be announced prior to America Recycles Day, November 15.

Materials that can be used, 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 and visitors 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.

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection is making materials available to participants in the statewide Recycled Art Contest. Recyclables, including plastic bottles, newspapers, aluminum cans and steel cans, may be picked up in the lobby of the Bryan Building, 901 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, on Friday, October 3. Call (775) 687-9466 to schedule a time to pick-up materials.

Source: Press release from Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.


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