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Friday, October 8, 2010

Are you an Eco Innovator?

By Guest Blogger:Marissa Segundo, Recycling Coordinator for the City of Largo

Eco-Innovators are challenged to construct useful creations from the contents of their trash can for the City of Largo's 2nd annual Recycled Innovations Contest.This online contest encourages innovators to go beyond recycling by re-purposing their waste.

All entries must be made of 75 percent or more recycled or material that would otherwise be discarded. Contrary to a recycled art show, Recycled Innovations are items that may be reused in daily activities. Accepted entries will be functional items made of materials that can be diverted from the waste stream.

The City of Largo's Recycled Innovation Contest will give participants the opportunity to get their designs noticed across Tampa Bay and beyond. Innovators will be vying for innovative prizes such as solar/wind powered chargers for cell phones, MP3 players and small electronics, environmental board games, and learning toys to name a few.

The winners will be determined by an online voting system where web visitors can select their favorite innovation within each category. Prizes will be awarded to the innovators receiving the most online votes in various age categories: Tiny Innovators, Junior Innovators, Tween Innovators, Techie Teen Innovators, and Macgyvers.

Deadline for entry including photo submission and entry description is Thursday, October 28.

Online voting is November 1-12 on website.

The winners will be announced on America Recycles Day, November 15.

Interested innovators can apply online or by calling (727)586-7424 for more information.


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