SOME GOOD NEWS AND SOME BAD NEWS....
paper, but holy paper cut, could we do better!
Last year Chatham
recycled 699 tons of paper. This represents approximately $36,000
in savings. Great, right?
Not so fast.
Based on the state-wide MassRecyclesPaper and Cape-wide Cape
Paper Campaigns' equation, the paper we DIDN'T recycle - that
which remained in the waste stream - totaled a whopping 1,743
tons, requiring the Town to pay over $95,000 in disposal costs.
And this doesn't
even begin to address the missed environmental opportunities
- the number of trees and other natural resources we could have
We can do so
has set a goal to remove 1 million tons of paper from the trash.
Let's all step up and do our part in this worthy effort.
take a look at what we throw out. Most people's trash contains
nearly 40% paper (bond paper, junk mail, pasta boxes, cereal
boxes, magazines, newspaper, phone books, etc. Please go to www.massrecyclespaper.org/list-recycle.html
for a complete recyclable paper list, and be sure to use the
correct bins at the Chatham Transfer Station.)
reduce and reuse as much paper as you can - at home, at school
and at work. We can do this!
MORE NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Two Great Ideas!
Athletic Shoe Recycling: letmeplay.com/reuseashoe/program
Marine Shrink Wrap Recycling:
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