Employees from Alcoa's Warrick Operations recently took part in an Evansville convention for the opportunity to inform people about aluminum can recycling and Alcoa's efforts to increase North American recycling rates.
Over 600 people visited Alcoa's booth during the Remodeling & Energy Expo on Nov. 14 & 15 at the Centre in Downtown Evansville. Warrick's participation was sponsored by Alcoa's corporate recycling group. Keep Evansville Beautiful worked in cooperation with Warrick in this effort to focus on the value of aluminum can recycling.
Locally, Alcoa Warrick Operations has been actively working to meet this goal. For the past three years, Alcoa has partnered with Keep Evansville Beautiful to celebrate America Recycles Day each November 15th. Just this past weekend, the 2008 "Cans for Cash Challenge" ended after encouraging local residents to support youth organizations through recycling aluminum cans. The Challenge generated 2,169 pounds of aluminum recycled, which translates to nearly $1,000 in cash for individuals or organizations. Both organizations also participated in the Remodeling & Energy Expo with booths focused on recycling. Nearly 200 attendees took home new recycling bins to ease their efforts.