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Library sets up special Earth Day contest for girls, women

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer

Empty plastic beauty containers will be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company.

The Riverton Branch Library is marking Earth Day by asking girls and women to bring in their empty plastic beauty containers to be recycled.

Event organizers Teri Wiblemo and teen department head Shari Haskins said empty or old make up containers or plastic beauty products can be dropped off in the library's community room Tuesday.

"The Riverton library is proud to be a part of the Terracycle Beauty Brigade and to be honoring Earth Day," Wiblemo said. "This is the first year we have done anything like this.

Items will be sent to Terracycle, a recyling company that is collecting hair care, skin care and cosmetic product packaging for their free Personal Care and Beauty Brigade program.

Haskins said she was interested in bringing into the library more teen girls after having success with the library's Black Ops Tournament for teen boys.

"The goal is to bring in people that we might not generally see," Wiblemo said. "Maybe (this can) be something mothers and daughters can do together."

Whoever brings in the most recyclable items will win an Earth Day tank top.

"It would be great if someone was really motivated and collected the waste from friends and family beforehand to up the numbers," she said.

The library will allow collection all day and count each piece from participating women and teen girls. Wiblemo said the library can earn money for recycling.

"And if it is a successful campaign, we will continue to collect beauty waste throughout the year," she said.

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