Simply Green Program Designed For… What We’ll Be Covering… ♻ ♻ ♻ ♻ Who is Redfish Recycling Why Recycling with Red Fish Benefits of a Simply Green Program Define the Next Steps Who is Redfish Recycling ♻ 20 years of recycling and waste management experience ♻ 7th active location for recycling and waste disposal ♻ Founded by Dean Putegnat to continue family’s long-term commitment to the Rio Grande Valley Why Recycle with Red Fish? ♻ 98% of people surveyed in Brownsville indicated that is was important to recycle ♻ Protect the future by taking part in Green options ♻ Quarterly ads in the newspaper recognizing schools that recycle in the Rio Grande Valley ♻ Increase visibility and environmental awareness with Rudy the Redfish Recycling Can Conserve Natural Resources 900 Tons = 1.8 Million Pounds of waste going to the Brownsville Landfill Daily ♻ Save the Environment ♻ Cut down on landfill usage ♻ Protect the Rio Grande Valley for the future generations “Right now we probably have 25 to 30 years left on our landfill currently the way it is,” Rose Timmer, Healthy Communities’ Executive Director Easy to Use ♻ Single-Stream sorting facility ♻ Easy to implement and teach students how to use the program ♻ Turn everyday trash into savings – both monetarily and environmentally! 75% of the trash we throw away each week is recyclable. United Brownsville Curbside Recycling Project 2012 Visualize Your Impact ♻ We provide you with reporting of the total tons recycled ♻ Allows students to take pride in their efforts and see real results ♻ Fuel competition within the school district for most recyclables! Meet Compliance ♻ Adhere to TASA/TASB Mandates ♻ Provide a clean & safe environment ♻ Quarterly reporting from Red Fish Recycling shows tons recycled, so you can track your progress and make adjustments What Does It All Mean… ♻ Reduced pollution, contamination, and reliance on landfills ♻ Cost consolidation from removing recyclables from regular waste ♻ Boost to local manufacturing, as companies look to reduce energy use and maximize recycled materials ♻ Protection of the environment and other diminishing natural resources. ♻ Adhere to TASA and TASB school district mandates Roadmap for Success: ♻ Agree to proceed with partnership ♻ Agree on time-line ♻ Complete site survey ♻ Simply Green Program begins!