Can Your School Collect The Most Caps?

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Milk jug caps
Milk jug caps

The Town of North Hempstead will hold the Fourth Annual Caps Back Contest to challenge students throughout the town to collect the most plastic bottle caps, which are usually not recyclable, according to Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board.

The Town of North Hempstead is the first municipality in the U.S. to partner with Estée Lauder’s Aveda Division on a recycling program for the plastic bottle caps. Using caps collected by students in North Hempstead, Aveda makes new caps to use on their products, preventing them from ending up littering our beaches and oceans.

Does your school have what it takes to be in the top spot? Rise to the occasion. Ask your parents, teachers, family and friends to give you caps and help your school win. The winning school will be determined based on the total weight of caps collected. The contest ends June 13. For more information, call 311.

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