Take the "Recycle Two More Bottles" Pledge

If every household in the Carolinas recycled just two more bottles a week, we could create an additional 300 jobs!

Pledge now to recycle two more plastic bottles a week. Your participation will make a difference since we will be measuring how many pounds of bottles get recycled during the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. campaign to determine success. Please RECYCLE after you pledge. The Your Bottle Means Jobs prize drawing will run from March 15-May 21, 2017. Contestants will be drawn from entries drawn at random from pledges completed online and in hard copy format. 

The Grand Prize is 3 nights of accommodations at the Sands Ocean Club Resort, a $50 gas card, and Admission for 2 at one of the following: Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Family Kingdom Water Park, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ripley’s 4-D Moving Theater, or Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.

Second prize is a $500 gift card.

Third prize is a recycled content prize basket containing a Patagonia fleece, two Your Bottle Means Jobs recycled content t-shirts, two Green Toys, and other related recycled content items.

Simply fill out the Pledge Form below, recycle your plastic bottles, and you might be a winner!

Review the Contest Rules and Legalities Here

Fill Out the Pledge Form and Become a Job Creator!

Take the Pledge

  • Review Here (PDF)


**By submitting this form, you give the CPRC permission to contact you periodically with recycling related messages. You can unsubscribe at any time. CPRC will not disclose your email to any third party companies.  

Recycling Hero

How does recycling your bottle create jobs?
Recycling plastic into pellets and new products takes 15 steps. For you, it’s just one! 

Here’s how it works: 
When you put a plastic bottle in the recycling cart, it requires a skilled workforce to turn that bottle into new products. Real people with real jobs depend on the voluntary action of recycling. The Your Bottle Means Jobs campaign has a call to action and conveys the message that when you recycle, you put people to work.

How can you help?
If each Carolina household recycled just two more plastic bottles a week, we could create 300 new jobs. Become involved in the Your Bottle Means Jobs campaign by pledging to recycle two or more bottles a week. Or become a sponsor!

Tips for Proper Recycling
Follow these tips to make sure that your bottle is ready for recycling and doesn’t end up in a landfill.

Water, Sports Drink or Soda Bottles 
(#1 - PETE)*
• Empty out any liquids.
• Be sure no napkins or labels are in the bottle.
• Squeeze the bottle.
• Twist the cap back on. (Caps can be recycled, too!)

Milk Jugs, Laundry Detergent or Shampoo Bottles 
(#2 - HDPE) *
• Rinse, use remaining product, and replace cap before recycling.

*Recycle all plastic bottles, jugs and jars where the neck is smaller than the base. 

What and Where to Recycle

• North Carolina Recycling Centers
• South Carolina Recycling Centers