• LET’S GET REAL ABOUT RECYCLING: Presentation for America Recycles Day

    November 08, 2019
    Keep Carbondale Beautiful is marking America Recycles Day with a call for people to bring new ideas on ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle.   Presentations followed by a brainstorming session will be held on Thursday, November 14 at the Carbondale Civic Center, starting at 7 pm. If you have some tricks to share, or just want to move closer to a zero waste lifestyle, your presence is requested.  

    For decades, the promise of recycling has allowed people to increase their consumption of packaging, especially single-use plastics.  Market changes have restricted the opportunities to recycle, but consumption rates have not gone down accordingly.  KCB director Sarah Heyer sayid, “What’s needed is a two-pronged approach: first, avoid single-use containers by re-using bags and rejecting excess packaging.  And second, maximize recycling.  We’ll talk about ways to do both those things, with help from SIUC Sustainability and Terracycle recycling. 

    For more information, contact Keep Carbondale Beautiful at keepcb1326@gmail.com or 618 525 5525.
    Contact:
    Sarah Heyer
    618-525-5525