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ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - Machinist Mate 2nd Class Kawika Hines, from USS Key West (SSN 722), stands with Yvette Bordallo, 36th Civil Engineering Squadron environmental protection specialist and recycle manager, and Joe Vinch, 36th CES environmental flight chief, after winning a gift certificate during the America Recycles Day event here Nov. 15. America Recycles Day is nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. (Courtesy photo)
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Team Andersen surpasses America Recycles Day goals

Posted 11/26/2012   Updated 11/26/2012 Email story   Print story

    


36th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight

11/26/2012 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Team Andersen racked up signatures from 95 consumers who pledged to recycle, surpassing its commitment to the National America Recycles Day organization of 50 pledges here, Nov. 16.

By taking the pledge, consumers commit to learn what materials are collected for recycling in their community and act to reduce personal waste by recycling.

The ARD event was a tremendous success thanks in large part to Yvette Bordallo and Shermaine Garcia of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental flight, who organized the event in coordination with the Andersen Base Exchange.

Information provided to customers included what to recycle, where to take recyclables, recycling cost avoidances and energy savings by recycling.

The exchange offered a five-cent savings for each recyclable grocery bag used for purchases. Use of the recyclable bags help minimize the amount of plastic bags being disposed of at landfills.

The success and the movement of Team Andersen towards its recycling goals can be seen through the numbers, as the National Recycling Average is 34 percent whereas Team Andersen is at 55 percent.

For more information on recycling, contact the 36th CES environmental flight at 366-2556.



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11/29/2012 1:40:17 PM ET
Congratulations to Team Andersen for the outstanding America Recycles Day activities and pledge results Although Andersen AFB has been celebrating for years 2012 was the first year America Recycles Day was celebrated island-wide. Many thanks also for your leadership in advancing recycling and recycling measurement efforts in Guam. GUAM RECYCLES
Timonie Hood, San Francisco
 
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