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‘Cans for Cash’ competition recurs

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evanston-can-recycle-090920.jpgIn the sometimes paradoxical world of environmental friendliness, Evanston is switching next month from trying to wean people away from plastic water bottles in favor of tap water to trying to encourage them to maximize the recycling of aluminum beverage cans.

It’s called the “Cans for Cash” program, a promotion of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the aluminum recycler Novelis and Keep American Beautiful.

If Evanston is among the top can recyclers in October among communities its size, it could win up to $15,000 to support recycling education and awareness.


evanston-can-recycle-090920.jpgIn the sometimes paradoxical world of environmental friendliness, Evanston is switching next month from trying to wean people away from plastic water bottles in favor of tap water to trying to encourage them to maximize the recycling of aluminum beverage cans.

It’s called the “Cans for Cash” program, a promotion of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the aluminum recycler Novelis and Keep American Beautiful.

If Evanston is among the top can recyclers in October among communities its size, it could win up to $15,000 to support recycling education and awareness.

Two years ago, when it first participated in the annual competition, the city won $2,500 and the local group Keep Evanston Beautiful won $5,000.

All you have to do to participate is remember to put your aluminum cans into your city-issued recycling bin.

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