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Reuse Your Recyclables: BIG's Earth Day Celebration

BIG reuse your recyclables blog

As most people know, the whole world will celebrate Earth Day next month. As we approach Earth Day, it's important to reflect on the state of our planet and consider the ways in which we can all work together to protect it. Small actions, at the individual and community level, can make a real difference in safeguarding the natural world for future generations.

This Earth Day Brannon Industrial Group is excited to announce a fun and educational creative project to celebrate our great planet and all the ways that we can help protect it. As a waste management company, we want to bring special attention to this day because we want to help educate and further the mission of Earth Day. In between now and Earth Day- Saturday April 22nd, we are encouraging the greater Brazos Valley to build a functional item, solely from recyclable materials. We’re calling it: Reuse Your Recyclables!

This is a virtual competition throughout the whole Brazos Valley to make the most creatively functional item ONLY using recyclable materials. Our hope is that this Earth Day project provides an educational reminder to what items are recyclable and how they should be recycled, while also giving a new perspective on how we can all repurpose everyday items in our life… all while having FUN! Participants are encouraged to work on their creation for the coming weeks and submit the project’s name, photos and/ or videos with a short description of its function to by Thursday, April 20th. With winners (and prizes!!!) set to be announced on Friday the 21st, the day before Earth Day!

And now for the prize part...

We will be awarding first through third places to the best entries. The third place winner will receive $100, second place $250, and the first place winner will receive a grand prize of $500.

The Brazos Valley community is encouraged to participate as individuals OR teams! Gather up the family, team, class, or neighborhood and reuse your recyclables!

Competition Specifics


All materials of the project must be classified as recyclable. With the exception of glue and tape. Recyclable materials include: plastic, paper, metal, glass, aluminum, steel, wood, and cardboard.


In order to be considered for the top prizes, projects must have an operable function, solve a problem, or serve a purpose. Our definition of functional is: completing or fulfilling a specific task that is predetermined. Examples of functional items: a birdhouse, vessels that can hold liquid or other materials, a surface that can hold weight and stand on its own.


All projects must be submitted by email on or before Thursday, April 20th. In order to be considered, the submission must include the name of the team or individual, a name for the creation, photos and/ or video of the creation, and a small description of its function.

Click below to download (and share!!) the informational flyer.

earth day flyer
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We're so excited to see the awesome creations that you and your friends come up with by reusing you recyclables!


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