RECYCLING AND CLIMATE CHANGE
TO RECYCLING…AND BEYOND!
Recycling can definitely help us fight global climate change, at the very least minimizing the rate of the change by:
*Reducing the extraction of virgin materials from the earth through mining and deforestation which deplete these precious resources and contribute substantially to pollution and greenhouse gases.
*Preserving plants and trees which reduce the accumulation of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
*Requiring less fossil fuel to be burned in the manufacturing process because processing recycled materials requires less energy.
*Diverting materials away from landfills and incinerators, thereby reducing pollution from these waste disposal methods.
*Saving community funds, hopefully for other earth-friendly goals.
Don't forget the Reduce and Reduce principles too, such as:
*Green driving practices like carpooling, minimal driving, limited idling and keeping your car in good shape.
*Conserving resources and energy at home and work, including switching off electrical appliances when not in use.
*Considering green holidays, eco-tourism, eco-friendly products and energy efficiency tips in your daily life.
*Adding to the plants and trees on earth by growing your own green garden, planting trees and contributing to forest conservation efforts.
*As a community, learning to tap cleaner and greener sources of energy such as solar power.
*Last but not least, helping to spread the message…
To Recycling and Beyond!!
Chatham's Board of Selectmen is appointing a Solid Waste Task Force
to study options for recycling and trash disposal
as a new SEMASS contract and much higher fees approach.
If you have relevant experience and interest in joining this Task Force
please call the Selectmen's office, 508-945-5105.
We need good, committed people!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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