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Mayor, Liberty Elementary students kick off recycling initiative

 Franklin Mayor Ken Moore hands Teena Hardy (left) of Franklin Housing Authority recycling bags as part of the Blue Bag Curbside Recycling Program. Submitted
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and city aldermen spoke to students at Liberty Elementary School Friday as part of National Recycling Day to kick off continued efforts by the city to encourage residents to recycle.
The event included Liberty students, teachers and parents featured in a local advertising and marketing campaign promoting the use of blue trash bags to recycle approved materials. 
The initiative instituted by the City of Franklin, is now looking toward the city’s youngest recyclers – elementary school children – to help expand the program’s success. 
“Children today are more educated than ever about the benefits of recycling to our 
environment and our city,” said Mayor Moore. “As many parents out there know, children are also one of the biggest drivers of behavioral change. We want recycling to be a Franklin family tradition, and most traditions are born with children.”
Mayor Moore and city aldermen helped load vehicles with “Blue Bag starter kits,” which were delivered to Franklin residents this week. The kits include blue bags and recycling informational materials. The mayor and aldermen also visited individual classrooms to hand out magnets and describe  items that can be recycled.

Posted on: 11/21/2013


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