FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Town of North Hempstead to Hold Caps Back Contest
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that it will once again hold its popular Caps Back Contest, the first initiative of its kind in the United States.
In partnership with Estee Lauder, the Town of North Hempstead is encouraging participating schools in North Hempstead to collect as many bottle caps as they can. These caps are difficult to recycle and usually end up in landfills, on beaches, or as litter. In 2013, the schools saved over 800 pounds of caps from being thrown away, in just one month!
“This program is so important to us because it encourages our youth to become stewards of our environment. It is my hope that this contest will help cultivate a feeling of responsibility towards the world around us,” said Supervisor Bosworth on the importance of the Caps Back Contest.
Schools that want to participate, or those looking for more information, should contact 311 or (516) 869-6311.