Eight employees from the Unitex Textile plant in New Brunswick, NJ volunteered their time with the New Brunswick Division of Recycling and Clean Communities. This partnership was to educate New Brunswick youth about maintaining clean communities and the recycling process. New Brunswick’s School Kids Sweep Up was a daylong project where Unitex volunteers worked with Roosevelt School, Livingston School, Paul Robeson and Lord Stirling elementary schools to clean the streets of New Brunswick.
Unitex Vice President, David Potack, was on scene to accept a certificate of appreciation presented by Recycling Coordinator, Donna Caputo. “At Unitex we recycle everything from the water we wash the linens in to cardboard and plastic,” said David Potack. “We are excited to support our communities by doing our part in making sure we are as green as possible, we hope to continue these efforts in the future making New Brunswick a cleaner city.”
After the presentation of the certificate of appreciation, Donna Caputo asked students to explain how they feel when they see garbage and litter in their neighborhood. Several students responded by saying they feel disgusted, unhappy and grouchy. Awards were given to schools for collecting the most amount of garbage throughout the day and to the group who found the craziest item of garbage.
Unitex is committed to the well being of their communities and they strive to support green efforts. This sponsorship opportunity was special to Unitex, as it brought together the recycling and green aspect Unitex has been known for and the education and empowerment of youth.