In the picture: Kyle Danek (Pres of West), Beth Casady (Pres of Breakfast), Heidi Kauppinenen from Kohl’s, Ted Finco (Pres of Rotary Club), and Bob Stephenson from Mqt Breakfast

In the picture: Kyle Danek (Pres of West), Beth Casady (Pres of Breakfast), Heidi Kauppinenen from Kohl’s, Ted Finco (Pres of Rotary Club), and Bob Stephenson from Mqt Breakfast

Marquette, MINovember 10, 2021 – The three Marquette area Rotary Clubs, Marquette Breakfast, Marquette West, and the Rotary Club of Marquette, have joined efforts with Marquette’s Kohl’s to recycle plastics that are not recycled locally. This is a project that the Trex corporation sponsors, called NexTrex.

Club members are collecting #2 and #4 plastics from family, friends, and local businesses, such as Interiors By Design, and taking them to Kohl’s for recycling on a weekly basis. The goal is to collect 500 pounds of plastic by April 30, 2022. If they succeed, Trex will send a bench made of Trex plastic. Club members will put the bench at Hurley Park where the three clubs worked together to revitalize the playground.

This project is part of Rotary International’s theme of protecting the environment. If you are interested in contributing #2 or #4 plastics to the campaign, please contact a club member or via the contact on a club’s website.

About Rotary International: Rotary International is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 46,000+ clubs work together to: Promote peace; Fight disease; Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; Save mothers and children; Support education; Grow local economies; and Protect the environment.

For more information on Rotary International, please visit: www.rotary.org/en
For information on Marquette Breakfast Rotary: www.mqtbreakfastrotary.com
For information on Marquette West Rotary: www.marquettewestrotary.org
For information on the Rotary Club of Marquette: www.rotaryclubofmarquette.com

About Kohl’s: Kohl’s believes healthy communities help support healthy families, so we give back to our communities with money, resources, talent, and time.
Healthy communities start with a healthy environment. At Kohl’s, we believe that incorporating sustainable solutions in the way we do business will help to build better futures for families. With such a large retail footprint, we are in a unique position to make resounding impacts on the planet and have set goals and policies to ensure that impact is positive.

In 2014, we developed partnerships to help us recycle plastic film, bags and wrap. In 2020, we recycled more than four million pounds of plastic film, bags, and wrap.

For more information on Kohl’s and their corporate responsibility: corporate.kohls.com/corporate-responsibility

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