PARKERSBURG - A new program at Parkersburg Catholic High School will help recycle plastic stick deodorant containers.
The school is one of 52 schools nationwide participating in the pilot program and is competing to win one of five $1,000 prizes for top recyclers. The initiative is made possible by FundingFactory, the nation's leading fundraising by recycling program, and Unilever, maker of deodorant brands Dove, Axe, Degree and Suave.
Community members can drop off any brand of empty solid, roll-on, and gel deodorant sticks at the school's 3201 Fairview Ave., Parkersburg, campus. A recycling bucket is provided near the hitch of the recycling trailer at the end of the building
Parkersburg Catholic High School parents, faculty and students can drop off their empty deodorant sticks in the specially marked collection bin outside the office in the front hallway. Aerosol cans are not recyclable at this time.
"We are very proud of our on-campus greening efforts and the impact we've made locally and globally through our FundingFactory recycling fundraiser and our recycling trailer," said Principal Karen Robinson. "We're very excited to pilot this innovative program, and grateful to Unilever and Earth911 for the sponsorship, and to NextLife for the technology."
Millions of deodorant sticks are manufactured each year and, and until now, their lifecycle ended in landfills. Through this unique partnership, there is now a way to collect and recycle them.
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Millions of deodorant sticks are manufactured each year and, until now, their lifecycle ended in landfills. Through this unique partnership, there is now a way to collect and recycle them.
For more information, visit:
* www.unilever.com/ sustainable-living
In November 2010, Unilever launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and publicly committed to a 10-year journey toward sustainable growth. The plan broke new ground by pledging to take responsibility for the company's impacts right across the value chain, from the sourcing of raw materials all the way through to the consumer's use of its products to cook, clean and wash.
NextLife has developed a system that cleans the plastic and converts it into a sustainable resin that can be reused in consumer and commercial plastic products.