The N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance has three social marketing campaigns. Social marketing is the use of commercial marketing techniques for projects that benefit society. Each of our campaigns is described below.

Recycle Guys
Recycle Guys Logo

North Carolina adopted the Recycle Guys campaign from South Carolina for North Carolina elementary and middle school children in 2000. It includes an activity book, commercials, posters, stickers, tattoos and trading cards. They are a very cute group of characters that sing and dance.

RE3.org
RE3 Logo
The RE3.org campaign kicked off in 2005 for high-schoolers, college students and twenty-somethings. Original funding for the creation of the campaign was through an EPA grant. The campaign includes bottle openers, commercials, posters and T-shirts. This campaign may differ from other recycling campaigns in that it uses different messaging, graphics and media outlets.

Recycle More NC
Recycle More NC Logo
In 2010, the division embarked on a new campaign called Recycle More NC for the 35-year-old and older demographic. The goal is to not only increase curbside recycling, but also increase recycling participation at work and while out-and-about.

These campaigns are available for use by all N.C. local governments and nonprofit agencies for free. Other out-of-state organizations are able to use the RE3.org and Recycle More NC campaigns once they complete and receive a signed Memorandum of Understanding from DPPEA. A blank MOU can be found here.

The Recycle Guys campaign can be adopted from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Contact it at S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

DPPEA partners with both public and private organizations on the sponsorship of the campaigns. Information regarding sponsorship of the campaigns can be found here. Click here for a list of our current sponsors.

A team of dedicated staff and interns create multiple resources regularly for these campaigns. Check back often for new and innovative material. Contact the Education and Outreach Project Manager, Kelley Dennings, for more information about these campaigns.
Artwork
Composting
Environmentally Preferable Procurement
Environmental Education
Grants
Lesson Plans & Activities
Litter Info
Local Solid Waste Contacts
School Recycling
Sponsors
Coordinator Information
Coordinator Resources

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Recycle Guys Homepage - For Questions, contact Heather Cashwell (919) 707-8127
N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA)
1639 Mail Service Center - Raleigh - 27699-1639 - (919) 707-8100 - (800) 763-0136
The Recycle Guys were created by SC DHEC. Please contact them at 1 (800) 768-7348
for information on how to adopt the campaign for your community or organization. Leave Feedback