#1 Recycling Fact: You can make a difference!

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9 Responses

  1. Dale Moore says:

    Hello, I was just thinking, how many millions of tons of plastic waste are floating around our oceans??? Also, how many miles of badly delapidated roads and bridges do we have in our country ??? Just saying, has anyone ever looked into this? Also, I believe that we are not using enough wind power in our world! we are doing fair on solar these days but what about wind, and hydro thermal vents? anyone thinking along these lines?????

    • Mary Vedovi says:

      From my memory trivia: There have been some machines made that float around the ocean & suck up plastics-check it out. Some companies use plastics in roadways. Windmills change weather on the ground & kill birds but the wind energy tubes are effective & do not harm wildlife.

  2. Michael Fasse says:

    is Styrofoam recyclable?

  3. Vicki L Robbins says:

    Where can I find the nearest recycling center since all of them have closed in South Orange County, California? Are we still paying the CA CRV and not getting our money back?

  4. Carol B says:

    Recycling is an awsome opertunity for everyone to change the WORLD !!!!!! If everyone recycled everything would be so much diferent. Anyone can help even YOU !! DO YOUR PART `!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Should we have to cut up the plastic rings that holds together the six pack of soda cans? Does this method benefit the recycling system OR would it be better to leave it as a whole and make it easier to select when it goes through the conveyer belt to be recycled. I was told that if we cut up the plastic it will get mixed into the perishables then taken to land-fields where the birds will eat it and die. I work in a company where much of this plastic gets discarded and I want to do it the right way. Please advise.

  6. Susan Hayes says:

    The people of the USA are ingenious, technical, well educated and have unlimited resources. I question, the reason for concern over recycling our waste. There are enough minds and energy to figure out “saving our country.”

    I was not good at recycling and I am a senior. I can only imagine the impact my household made on the pollution problem. I am all in now, for recycling and composting. I have turned my children into recyclers. Is it possible for one person, at a time to begin the change?

    How do you education the public? My pollution/recycling education came from living on a priesting, 2/3rds uninhabited lake, with an army camp attached. We are contaminated with PFOA and PFOS. Ours was from flame retardants being used on our military base and airfield, Grayling Michigan. DEQ placed many drinking water filters and said there you are fixed.
    You should never breath steam or mist from contaminated water. You should not bathe in it, yet the DEQ is only offering a partial, quick fix for kitchen faucet, drinking water, no long term solutions to cleaning the toxic waste. The residence of Crawford County Michigan did not ask to be poisoned or compromised or contaminated!!!
    I personally bring my water from another county and bathe in another location away from Crawford County. It is a challenge and so is staying healthy in Crawford County.

  7. Jean Casey says:

    As China is no longer accepting our waste, what is happening to it? Am I wasting my time by sorting out and cleaning for the various boxes, bags and bins that we have in Warwick.

  8. Susan says:

    I work for the Solid Waste District and I believe recycling is something that should be decided based on variables associated with the area one lives in. The carbon footprint for the District to transport glass by truck four hours to a place that produces insulation or water filtration units from crushed glass far exceeds the environmental savings of recycling glass. The environment is better served by running over the glass bottles with a dozer and using the material as an intermediate cover at the landfill or as a base for the compost production to be located on. The crushed glass base will provide a layer between the ground and the compost pile allowing water to drain. Southeast Utah is composed mostly of a clay soil so there is very little moisture absorption and it seals air out to prevent aerobic digestion. These variables, (soil composition, moisture content, location and distance from markets) that need considering before deciding on a waste management plan. Glass bottles are not put in to the landfill whole. They are crushed and spread on top of the landfill contents so they do not take up space nor do they take very long to return to the substance they began as.

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