Recycle to Rebuild Poster & Video Contest
Calling all artists, filmmakers, and recyclers!
Trip to ISRI’s convention in Los Angeles

Due January 18th, 2019 - Calling all artists, filmmakers, and recyclers! Students in grades K–12 are invited to participate in a national recycling awareness contest sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning.

The theme of this year’s contest is: RECYCLE TO REBUILD

One of the most important man-made resources we have is our infrastructure: the roads and bridges we drive on, the airports, waterways and train lines we travel through, and – more recently – the cellular towers, cables and fiber-optic networks that connect us.

Our infrastructure forms the backbone of our civic lives and economy, it fosters our innovation and creativity and is integral to our culture. It allows us to move produce quickly so that we can have fresh food to eat. It allows us to travel freely, so we can visit and work in many different places. And it gives us access to information and ideas that we use to invent and make well-informed decisions.

However, many important parts of our infrastructure – in particular, many of our roads and highways – were built close to 50 years ago and are beginning to show signs of wear-and-tear. To address this, we are poised to embark on an enormous project to REBUILD our infrastructure.

The challenge is that building infrastructure is very expensive and consumes vast amount of natural resources. And this effort will also have a big impact on our energy reserves and environment.

It is expected that we will have to spend over $1 TRILLION to create the type of infrastructure we need to be successful in the 21st Century. Massive amounts of raw materials like sand and water will have to be extracted, and significant volume of waste products will have to be discarded. All of this requires power, and a lot of it. Most of this power will come from fossil fuels and contribute significantly to air and water pollution, including the man-made CO2 that is released into the atmosphere.

Now, imagine we could use RECYCLED materials to support the rebuilding of our infrastructure? Would we be able to reduce the cost, use fewer natural resources, decrease the energy requirements, and clean up our air and water?

That is YOUR challenge.

Video must be no more than 2 minutes in length.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Two Grand Prize Winners:
Trip for one team representative and a parent/guardian chaperone to ISRI’s Annual Convention & Exposition to be held in Los Angeles in April 2019.

Trip costs covered include airfare for two (student plus parent/guardian chaperone) from a major airport, two nights at the ISRI Convention Hotel, and an ISRI Convention pass for one day, including lunch.

Open to all students living in the United States and Canada enrolled in grades K–12 during the 2018-19 school year.

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