Recycling at the National Peanut Festival

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A Dothan man is using the Peanut Festival as a way to promote recycling.

Jim Martin of Martin Environmental is asking festival goers to stop by his tent and drop off a recycled item. In exchange for their recyclable, they can play a free game of ring toss and get a prize from a local merchant.

Martin says his booth is more than just fun and games, it’s about education and the environment.

“A plastic bottle has a huge environmental impact it will basically not go away so the best thing we can do with it is re-use it through a recycling process to make carpet or make clothes; it’s amazing what they can make out of a plastic bottle,” explained Martin.

Last year, Martin Environmental collected five tons of recyclables. This year, he hops to collect 10 tons.

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