Saturday, July 16, 2011

North Catty recycles!

North Catty recycles, it must be true, I read it on Facebook. Or at least they soon will be.

This quote from North Catasauqua  -

"The borough is currently working on the new resource and an official announcement concerning hours and what can be recycled will be announced to all borough residents in the near future."

Recycling is processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials.  When we do this we reduce not only the consumption of fresh raw materials but we reduce energy usage, air pollution, water pollution and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.

Recycling has been a common practice for most of human history, with recorded advocates as far back as Plato in 400 BC. During periods when resources were scarce, archaeological studies of ancient waste dumps show less household waste (such as ash, broken tools and pottery)—implying more waste was being recycled in the absence of new material.
 
Resource shortages caused by the world wars, and other such world-changing occurrences greatly encouraged recycling. Massive government promotion campaigns were carried out in World War II in every country involved in the war, urging citizens to donate metals and conserve as a matter of significant patriotic importance.

Today recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time. 

I am lucky that in Catasauqua we have curbside collection.  It seems that each week I find more and more to put in the bins.  I am trying to be more aware of the plastics that I use to throw away instead of recycling. I also have a compost bin in the backyard so that yard waste and kitchen waste can be recycled into compost for my garden.  Yes, there are many ways to help the planet earth and recycling is just one of them. 

So remember everyone...recycle, reduce and reuse and that's......another day in Catasauqua.