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GIGO: Diary of a Recycler March 1, 2008
Garbage in/Garbage Out: The story of what happens to my stuff.
Barbara Armitage will provide a diary of her home and garden recycling program during the month of March.
By Barbara Armitage
Every day every man woman and child in America is responsible for 4 pounds of garbage that is added to landfills across our country.
Its a staggering amount one which I personally refuse to contribute to!
My name is Barbara and I believe that as a citizen of Earth, my actions are important to the survival of our planet and I choose to live my life in a responsible manner.
Over the next 30 days I am going to share with you all the trashier side of my life. Im doing this in hopes that you too will take a closer look at what we are bringing home and more importantly where it all goes when it leaves us.
At my house there are four ways to get rid of unwanted items.
I cleaned out every trash can in the house last night so that I could start fresh this morning.
The first thing I do every day is feed the dogs and cats so I guess it's fitting that the first trash of the first day is empty dog food bags. While most of these bags are paper on the outside they are in fact plastic lined. Keep these bags out of our landfills by taking them to the Adair County Recycling Center, 62 Service Road, Columbia, KY, along with all your other recyclables.
FACT: Plastic never fully decomposes. Over time it goes through a process of photo degradation and breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces.
Here's what happened to the rest of the day's garbage.
The next largest will go to the Adair Recycling Center, 62 Service Road, Columbia, KY.
Only a tiny amount will go into the landfill.
REMINDER: Recycle 101 to be offered at Adair Extension OfficeEVENTS
Barbara Armitage of the Garden Club and Kelli Bonifer of the Adair County Extension Service and and are collaborating to offer Recycle 101 on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 10:00amCT. A guest lecturer will be famed Kentucky environmentalist A.L. Sinclair. The course will train those who attend the ABC's of Recycling.
The purpose of the course is to train Adair County more about living responsibly by recycling and reducing energy use. It will wrap up the Earth Day celebrations in April. The course is designed to train trainers who will in turn train neighbors until everyone in Adair County is a recycler. For more information contact Barbara Armitage at (270) 250-2979 or Kelli Bonifer at (270) 384-2317. The Adair Extension Service is located at 417 Fairgrounds Street, Columbia, KY.
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