The Plastic Pandemic Essay Contest

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The Plastic Pandemic Essay Contest

The Plastic Pandemic

Essay Contest
Presented by: High Desert Power Project


Take a quick look around. Once to the left. And then to the right. How many plastic products
can you spot? The question is not whether you can find any, but how many. In this day and
age, we all use plastic. A lot of it. Around the clock and all over the world. Nearly 300 million
tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year. Only 20% of it is recycled, the rest ends up
in the environment. And it’s bound to stay there as plastic takes decades or even centuries to

In 1,000 words or less, can you tell us at least 3 reason why it is important for our
environment that we ditch the bottle and 3 easy ways that you can reduce your plastic


There are five prize categories:
Kindergarten (can draw a picture with 2-3 sentence
about the concept)
1-2 Grade
3-5 Grade
6-8 Grade
9-12 Grade
All awards are gift cards. First place
winners will receive $50 second place $25 and third
place will receive $15.


Contest Criteria

*Essays should be no more than 1,00 words in length. Each essay must include
authors name, grade, school and contact phone number to be considered.
*Deadline for submissions is February 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM.
*Winners will be notified by phone to attend an awards ceremony on March 3 , 2020
at 5:00 PM at the High Desert Power Project in Victorville.
*Submissions may be mailed or delivered to MEEC, 14306 Park Ave., Victorville, CA 92392
or emailed to
*All submissions become property of MEEC and High Desert Power Project.
*For further information, please contact MEEC Program Specialist, Samantha Murray at 760-245-1661 ext. 6717

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