Chesapeake, VA, February 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Christopher Newport University and TFC Recycling partnered to expand the university’s recycling program. A five-day kick-off began on Monday, January 29, and ended on Friday, February 2, with activities from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn of the University.
Throughout the week, clubs and organizations signed up to help create awareness of the importance of recycling. The highlight of Friday’s event, “Represent with Recyclables,” was a sculpting competition using recyclable materials. Students from 11 clubs and organization sculpted creations, on site, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sculptures were judged on creativity, originality, complexity, fastening and the diversity of materials used to actualize the theme. TFC Recycling awarded cash prizes for first, second and third place winners.
“This is so exciting, not only for those of us who have been relentless in our pursuit to recycle on the CNU campus since we arrive, but for the entire CNU community,” said Katie Murray, President of the Ecology Club, and one of the organizers of Recycle Fest 2007. I’m thrilled that I’ve been a part of making CNU more 'green!'”
TFC Recycling initiated its “Green Team” partnerships with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 2006, placing recycling bins in every classroom. “We are very pleased to be partnering with CNU to expand its recycling, campus wide, with such enthusiasm and purpose demonstrated by the students,” said Michael Benedetto, Vice President of TFC.
Representatives from the City of Newport News, TFC Recycling, and The Virginia Living Museum took part in the events.
About TFC Recycling
In 1897 the Benedetto family began collecting rags, newspaper, and trash in New York City with a pushcart. Three generations later, Joseph A Benedetto, Jr. decided to leave the family business and formed TFC Recycling in 1973 in Chesapeake, Virginia. With minimal capital investment and only a handful of employees, TFC set out to establish itself as a leader in the recycling and solid waste industry.
Today, TFC uses cutting edge technology to process the recyclable materials it collects and receives from businesses and residents throughout Virginia and North Carolina. TFC pioneered the first automated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) on the United States East Coast and continues to revolutionize the recycling industry through its use of single stream technology. Single stream technology allows for ease of recycling collection and processing, which encourages high resident participation and reduces the resident's overall waste disposal stream.
TFC Recycling Corp.
1958 Diamond Hill Road | Chesapeake, VA | 23324
Main (757) 543-5766 - fax (757) 545-5416
Contact: Nancie McClendon
Public Relations/Marketing Manager