Recycling Education Campaigns

 

Staff Education

DEACS Staff Conducts Education at Outreach Events

People that visit our booth or tent make a pledge to recycle and learn about recycling legislation.

Staff Education

Recycle Guys Costumes

Can Guy and Dottie Bottle make guest appearances across the state to help promote recycling and waste prevention.

Recycle Guys Costumes

Meet Dottie Bottle and Can Guy, seen here assisting with education at outreach events. If you are interested in reserving Can Guy or Dottie Bottle for your recycling event please check the calendar at http://www.recycleguys.org/costumecalendar.htm  Next, scroll through the calendar to see if the resource you would like to borrow is available for check out. Then e-mail the education and outreach coordinator at mindy.love@ncdenr.gov to reserve the costume.

Staff Education

DEACS Staff Conducts Education at Outreach Events

Former Treasurer Janet Cowell visited DEACS State Fair recycling booth to remind everyone that "It Makes $en$e to Recycle". Other visitors sport temporary recycling tattoos DEACS distributes, which serve as a prompt to recycle and a reward for recycling.

recycle guys logo

North Carolina adopted the Recycle Guys campaign from South Carolina for North Carolina elementary and middle school children in 2000. It includes an activity book, commercials, posters, stickers, tattoos and trading cards. They are a very cute group of characters that sing and dance.

The RE3.org campaign kicked off in 2005 for high-schoolers, college students and twenty-somethings. Original funding for the creation of the campaign was through an EPA grant. The campaign includes bottle openers, commercials, posters and T-shirts. This campaign may differ from other recycling campaigns in that it uses different messaging, graphics and media outlets.

recyclemore logo

In 2010, the division embarked on a new campaign called Recycle More NC for the 35-year-old and older demographic. The goal is to not only increase curbside recycling, but also increase recycling participation at work and while out-and-about.