The Re.Use.Full team, in collaboration with the Unified Government and Kansas City, Kansas, is excited to announce the launch of the NexTrex Recycling Challenge!

We’re stoked about this opportunity be reusefull in our community. We hope you’ll start gathering up your plastic and participate with us!

PLASTIC WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • Produce Bags
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Ice bags
  • Ziploc & reclosable bags
  • Cereal Box Liners
  • Case Overwrap
  • Bread bags
  • Newspaper Sleeves
  • Dry Cleaning bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Plastic Mailers

The goal is to collect 1,000 pounds of plastic items, which will then be used to produce a public bench made of these recycled items. This challenge is hosted by NexTrex, a company working to divert was from landfills and waterways. Re.Use.Full and the Unified Government will collect and weigh the items collected before they are sent to be repurposed.

For every thousand pounds of material collected, Trex will repurpose the material into a park bench to be placed in the community. 

Over the next 12 months, residents, workers, and visitors of Wyandotte County are asked to drop off certain plastic items, such as grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, and sandwich bags, at one of the following locations:

  • Neighborhood Resource Center (4953 State Avenue)
  • Recycling & Yard Waste Center (3241 Park Drive)
  • Municipal Building Lobby (701 N. 7th Street)

Read the full announcement from the UG

Read more about the NexTrex Recycling Challenge and how it works

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