Friday, August 24, 2018

"plastic bags are the #1 cause of ruined recyclables"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"As Chinese government restrictions on the import of recycled paper and plastics drive up recycling processing costs in America, a new state effort is attempting to increase recycling while also educating people about what can and cannot be recycled. 
Almost 250 municipalities will share $2.6 million in state grants for programs that reduce waste and maximize reuse and recycling, part of the new “Recycle Smart” initiative launched this week by the Department of Environment Protection in partnership with recycling facilities around the state. 
The program aims to teach consumers to recycle only those materials that recycling processing plants can handle and to keep contaminants out of the recycling stream to limit costs for cities and towns. 
“Recycling the right materials while reducing how much we throw away is a priority for the Commonwealth as we update our solid waste master plan for the next decade,” Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton said. “The Sustainable Materials Recovery Program grants will help communities build stronger recycling programs, encourage residents to keep trash out of recycling bins, and ultimately reduce waste management costs.”
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Franklin received $14,300 in grants to help with the recycling efforts

The latest Solid Waste Mailer

Recycling resources can be found online

What is covered by Franklin's curbside program

Please, No plastic wrap, bags, packaging, coverings, etc in the RECYCLING CART
Please, No plastic wrap, bags, packaging, coverings, etc in the RECYCLING CART

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