FORT LEWIS, WA — Fort Lewis will announce the winners of the installation’s 2008 “America Recycles Day” aluminum can challenge on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., with an awards presentation at the Family Resource Center.
Last year, the first annual Aluminum Can Challenge netted nearly half a ton of aluminum cans. This year, 34 military units collected approximately 78,000 cans, totaling more than one ton of aluminum to be recycled.
Soldiers collected cans with their units during the 90-day competition period, and received a share of the proceeds from their haul to supplement their unit funds (this year, units earned 33 cents per pound of cans collected).
On Thursday, the top three collectors in the large, medium, and small unit categories will be announced, and will receive additional cash awards for their units.
One of the nearly two 30-yard containers of aluminum cans collected will also be on display at the event, and representatives from Fort Lewis will be available to talk about this competition and other installation recycling efforts. Fort Lewis is committed to reducing its environmental
footprint, including an installation goal of zero net-waste by the year 2025.