Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Compost Programs & Reuse Centers

-- Quote of the Day --

"Now in the 21st century, separating food scraps and soiled paper, along with grass clippings and leaves, for centralized composting has emerged as a key activity households can do to stave off global warming."

Peter Anderson, Executive Director for the CENTER for a COMPETITIVE WASTE INDUSTRY

-- Recommended Resources --

Easily recycle and properly dispose of toxic materials by using our convenient database. Almost anything can be recycled. This extensive database includes items ranging from cans and bottles to appliances and construction materials. www.wastefreesd.org

Clothes2U distributes clothes, diapers, linens, books, footwear, as well as personal and household items FREE to those in need, at organized events held regularly from Surrey to Abbotsford. Examples of personal items would be shampoo, soaps, etc. and household items would include small kitchen appliances. Check out the website at www.clothes2U.ca

-- Positive Eco-News --

Peter Anderson, Executive Director for the CENTER for a COMPETITIVE WASTE INDUSTRY sent me a press release regarding the new findings for composting food and soiled paper. Here's a little excerpt from the release:

One-hundred and twenty-one cities across North America were found to have already embarked on this expansion beyond recycling bottles, cans and newspapers, which exploded in the 1990s in response to the landfill crisis.

The press release goes on to list some of the benefits of this new recycling program:

* A major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
* A significant reduction in threats from groundwater pollution
* An increase in overall diversion rates by up to 75% of food, soiled paper and yard trimmings

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

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