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Texarkana area schools are banning together to set a world record for recycling.

The City of Texarkana, Arkansas announced their partnership in the project.
    
On November 15th, which is America Recycle's Day, students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for wearing and recycling paper hats.

"When you have kids out there being real ambassadors for your program, it's just bound to grow," said Brandy Chewning, Recycling Coordinator.   
    
All of the students will join together at the Four States Fairgrounds.
    
The city has volunteered to help recycle the hats once the program is finished.

"We'll actually have the blue recycle trailer at the fairgrounds," explained Chewning. "The kids will put their paper hats in the bins and we'll take them out to Caraustar and recycle them."

So far, there are four school districts with about 2,000 elementary students on board for the project.

"Kids absorb things quicker than adults," said Chewning. "They'll take it home and reinforce it to mom and dad."

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