JUST NEWSPAPERS ANYMORE!
The Cape Paper Campaign
For the past
several months, more and more Cape Cod towns are joining the
Cape Paper Campaign as they take the plunge....and the pledge....to
dramatically boost their paper recycling.
This ambitious Cape-wide effort is an offshoot of the MassRecyclesPaper
initiative whose goal is to get an additional one million tons
of paper out of the trash each year. How? Simple!
USE LESS and RECYCLE MORE PAPER.
To help yourself get started, try this short quiz:
TRUE OR FALSE:
1) Magazines, brochures and pamphlets are
recyclable even those made with glossy paper.
2) Staples and paper clips do not need to
be removed from paper before recycling.
3) Cereal boxes, envelopes, office paper and
unwanted mail will be used to make the cover of the 7th Harry
Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows",
at a Massachusetts paper mill.
4) In 2005, Massachusetts saved about 31 trillion
BTUs of energy by recycling paper --enough to power 295,372 homes
for one year.
5) Massachusetts residents & businesses
throw away 1.5 million tons of paper each year, enough to fill
Fenway Park with a mound as tall as the Prudential Center.
ALL OF THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE TRUE!
AND ALL OF THE ABOVE ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE CHATHAM TRANSFER
*5-CENT DEPOSIT BOTTLES brought to Chatham Recycling Center now
benefiting CHAMP HOMES, Hyannis: multi-generational community
homes providing a safe, healthy haven for folks who are physically
disabled, in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, mentally ill,
or in other types of need.
DAY, Thursday, November 15 - Now in it's 10th year, dedicated
to encouraging Americans to recycle more and to buy recycled
Let's all try to do more!
© 2007 by Bob Staake - All Rights Reserved