Saving the environment Novelis Foil Products- LaGrange and the Habitat For Humanity LaGrange ReStore announce the Fall 2012 Novelis Recycling Challenge.
You “CAN” make a difference – Recycle a can – build a house!
Wondering what to do with those aluminum cans that are cluttering your trash? You can now put them to good use. Everyone can help our local Habitat for Humanity by saving their aluminum beverage cans and recycling them, especially during the month of September.
Charlie Ahern, Sales and Marketing Director of Novelis Foil Products, has announced that Novelis is holding it’s 2012 Can Recycling Challenge and September is the month Novelis Foil Products is targeting for collection.
Each U.S. Novelis location competes for the most aluminum beverage cans collected per employee and the winner will receive $5,000. The award is then donated to the charity chosen by the winning site. “This year Novelis Foil Products has once again chosen Habitat for Humanity” said Sara Brookshire of Novelis. “We won this contest in past years and have actually already awarded Habitat for Humanity enough to build ½ of a house.”
Habitat for Humanity will accept your aluminum cans 12 months a year as they will recycle them and use the proceeds to support their local efforts building affordable housing for low income families.
However during the month of September if you take them to the Habitat for Humanity – LaGrange ReStore at 333 Main Street to be recycled they will count towards the recycling contest.
Drop off hours are Tuesday – Friday from 9 – 4 and on Saturday from 9 – 2. You may also call the ReStore to arrange pick up at 706-416-6332.
“And it doesn’t stop there” stated Steven Brown Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Troup /Chambers/Randolph and Heard Counties. “Everyone who drops off a trash bag filled with aluminum beverage cans during the month of September will receive a $5.00 gift certificate to use towards their next purchase at the LaGrange Habitat ReStore.”
“Recycling aluminum cans saves precious natural resources, energy, time and money” said Bev Duncan, Marketing Manager at Novelis Foil Products. All aluminum is 100% and infinitely recyclable and every can that is recycled equals a savings of 95% of the original energy it took to make the first can as well as reducing Co2 emissions. Every aluminum beverage container can be recycled over and over…forever.
It actually only takes 60 days for a can to go from the recycling bin back to the retail shelf holding your favorite beverage. And even though the economic benefits are straightforward, there are still many hundreds of thousands of tons of aluminum cans every year that are being disposed of alongside roadways, in dumpsters, and in office trash cans.
By saving and recycling your aluminum cans during the Challenge, you not only contribute to Habitat for Humanity, but you participate in Novelis’ efforts to reduce energy usage in the manufacturing process of aluminum.
“We would also like to challenge all local businesses, scout troops, churches, community groups and schools to get involved in our recycling effort – especially during the month of September” said Charlie Ahern. “In the past, we have awarded local schools with pizza parties for recycling the most cans and will be doing that again this year.” “Novelis is also available to talk to organizations throughout our County anytime during the year to educate and help in on-going recycling efforts” said Bev Duncan
If you would like additional information on getting involved in September you can contact Sara Brookshire at Novelis. Her phone number is 706-812-2036 and her e-mail address is email@example.com. If you collect larger amounts of cans you can call Habitat for Humanity LaGrange ReStore at 706-416-6332 for pick up.
For additional information on recycling you can go to www.novelis.com.
About the Habitat for Humanity LaGrange Georgia ReStore
- It is estimated that through the introduction of the ReStore, Habitat has recycled and reused at least 992 tons of material in 2011, bringing the total diverted from our landfills since 2001 to an estimated 4,505 tons.
- Proceeds from store sales support the local Habitat Affiliate’s administrative operating costs and goal of building affordable homes for low income families. Products that might otherwise needlessly end up in landfills are purchased by builders, contractors and the general public through the ReStore. This includes the recycling of scrap metal and aluminum beverage cans.
- The ReStore is open to everyone and you never know what you’ll find as there is something for everyone, from gently loved furnishings to building materials and even that one-of-a-kind treasures.
- The ReStore concept benefits both the wholesalers, retailers and individuals who donate products to be sold, as well as the consumers who purchase those products both new and used at 50-80% off everyday prices with an additional 10% off every Tuesday.
- Homeowners, contractors and businesses that donate items will receive a tax-deductible receipt. A list of acceptable items for donation is available at www.tcchfh.org/
- Free pick up service can be arranged for large donations.
- The ReStore is staffed mainly by volunteers, community organizations and schools to provide learning and work-place experience. To volunteer, donate or find out more about the LaGrange Habitat ReStore call 706-416-6332 or like us on Facebook at LaGrange –Habitat-ReStore.