America Recycles Day at UTSA, Nov. 16: 10,450 plastic bags recycled

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UTSA students Brittany Keir, Vanessa Khamisa, Travis Jourdan, Nazish Taj and Jasmine Ruiz at the America Recycles Day event, along with 10,450 grocery bags collected for recycling. (Photos by Claire Malden, UTSA art major)
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(Nov. 17, 2010)--As part of America Recycles Day, Nov. 16, the UTSA student organization The Movement collected 10,450 petroleum-based plastic bags for recycling in the "Bag Your Plastic" project.

The bags were on display at the University Center paseo on the Main Campus, where there were information tables hosted by UTSA and area organizations to promote recycling.

"Our 30-member group went out Sept. 27 door to door at the major housing complexes around UTSA and collected their plastic grocery bags," said Travis Jourdan, coordinator of The Movement. "We plan to recycle the bags appropriately at Walmart or H-E-B, and we hope to work with Keep San Antonio Clean to receive reusable bags and mass-distribute them here."

America Recycles Day was sponsored by UTSA student organizations, the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management and the City of San Antonio.

>> For more information on UTSA recycling, contact the UTSA Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at 210-458-5250.

>> Learn more at The Movement website or e-mail themvmnt@hotmail.com.