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Recycling: a review of pre-pandemic abilities

Let's revisit Rebecca Montgomery's in depth study of recycling in Adair and surrounding counties to figure out how we can think globally but act locally in our earth care - where were we then, and where are we now after having to shut down the local center? Three articles from her 2020 research follow:

Recycling Part I - what's acceptable, what's not
The Recycling Center, located on Service Road, Columbia - when open - can take paper, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans, and some plastics, including bottles for detergent, condiments, and drinks - rinsed clean and separated in advance.

Recycling Part II: simple steps make big differences
Simple, easy steps to reduce the amount of waste each of us generate.

Recycling III: If not here, where to take it?
There are other regional drop-off locations for items like glass and styrofoam, that are not accepted by the Adair County Recycling Center. It is important to recycle long-lasting materials like glass, styrofoam, and plastics, because they take hundreds of years to decompose.

This story was posted on 2022-08-05 16:41:18
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