Recycle plastic caps at ASC Community Partnerships

(05-12-2009)

Tired of those pesky plastic bottle caps that can't be recycled? Well, now they can. Adams State College Community Partnerships offers a new recycling option for plastic caps, in cooperation with the Aveda(tm) Corporation. San Luis Valley residents may bring their plastic caps for recycling to the Community Partnerships Center, corner of Hwy. 160 & Edgemont on the Adams State campus (former art building). Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Aveda's is the country's first Caps Recycling Program, with the goal of creating new caps out of 100% recycled caps. This will help save marine life by reducing the amount of caps littering our beaches and oceans. Aveda produces botanically based beauty products and is guided by the belief that there is no responsible alternative to doing business other than through environmental sustainability.

Plastic caps contribute to pollution that is devastating to oceans and wildlife. Birds and other marine creatures, such as turtles, fish and penguins, often mistake the colorful caps for food. Animals either choke on the caps or ingest them, resulting in a stomach full of plastic-which can lead to malnutrition and often death.

For more information, please call Adams State Community Partnerships, 587-8227. Community Partnerships

By Julie Waechter