Monday, April 7, 2008

Waht do you do with your Pull-Tab from your soft drinks???

Did you know what the pull tab from your soda or beverage can is part of a major fundraising effort for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville? And, by simply saving this small pop-top, you can help raise thousands of dollars to support the families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area Nashville hospitals. The Nashville Ronald House’s Pull-Tab program is an effort to collect only the pull-tabs from aluminum drink cans, and the House has an agreement with a local recycling company to receive a premium rate per pound for these tabs. So, why save the pull-tab but not the whole can? The pull-tab is made of a more pure, high-grade aluminum, so recycling companies don’t have to go through the separating and purifying processes associated with recycling the whole can. Also, saving just the pull-tab is more sanitary and convenient. And, perhaps most importantly, anyone can participate! Why not start collecting as a group? Encourage each member of your organization to participate, no matter how few or how many pull-tabs they collect. It takes approximately 900 pull-tabs to equal one pound, so every tab counts! Distribute collection containers – clean plastic milk jugs, Ziploc-style bags, or empty butter tubs. Designate a collection site and time schedule on a weekly or monthly basis. Contact the Nashville Ronald McDonald House (615/343-4000) for information on dropping off the pull-tabs. Take a look at website for further information....

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