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JASON Launches Two New Recycling Contests for the 2014-2015 School Year!

National Automobile Recycling Awareness Contest
Submission deadline is January 15, 2015

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to participate in a national automobile recycling awareness contest sponsored by sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning.

The theme of this year's contest is automobile recycling. The automobile plays an important role in our everyday lives. Have you ever thought about how many different commodities are needed to make all the parts that go into a car? Did you know that almost all these commodities are recyclable? Your challenge is to research one or more of the commodities that go into making a car and find out what happens to each commodity through the automobile recycling process and beyond.

Create an original video or poster in the style of an infomercial or awareness campaign to illustrate the process and challenges that go along with recycling your chosen commodity or commodities into a reusable form, and you could win a prize!

The submission deadline is January 15, 2015, and winners will be announced by March 15, 2015. For complete contest guidelines, prize details, and more information about automobile recycling, visit the contest page at jason.org/contests.


"Think Outside the Bag" Recycling Contest
Submission deadline is March 1, 2015

Students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in a national plastic film recycling contest sponsored by sponsored by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) and JASON Learning.

Plastic bags and many other flexible plastic film products are 100% recyclable. Yet, as of 2012, only 12% of these items were being recycled. How could you convince members of your community to recycle their unwanted plastic films - including grocery bags, product wrapping, and dry cleaning bags - instead of throwing them away?

Create a poster and a creative local campaign to convince your fellow students, school, and community to collect and recycle these flexible plastic films, and you might win a prize!

The submission deadline is March 1, 2015, and winners will be announced by April 15, 2015. For complete contest guidelines, prize details, and more information about plastic film recycling, visit the contest page at jason.org/contests.