ECO-CYCLE has new recycling guidelines

ECO-CYCLE has new recycling guidelines: Now posted over our recycling/compost bins!

 

Just as a reminder, why recycling and composting is so important to the Earth.  The following is from a recent Eco-Cycle email:

 

“Do you know that Zero Waste is fundamental to overcoming some of the biggest challenges of our time – climate change, the decline of habitat, pollution in our rivers and oceans (just to name a few?)  It’s a solution we need to take as fast and as far as possible.

 

SOME FACTS:

  • 42% of greenhouse gases are emitted during the production, distribution, and disposal of food and consumer goods, according to the E.P.A.

 

  • Colorado’s recycling rate is just 12%. By recycling just 10% more, 450,000 tons of carbon emissions annually could be saved, the equivalent of taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road every year.

 

  • When landfilled, organic materials release methane, a dangerous greenhouse gas that traps 84 times more heat in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide (over the short term).”

 

NEW PLASTIC ITEMS WE CAN RECYCLE!

  • Berry containers and other plastic clamshell containers
  • Flower pots
  • Hard plastic six-pack holders
  • Plastic crates and buckets

 

THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO SEPARATE OUR WASTE INTO THE CORRECT BINS!