Yesterday, The Green Toolbelt was invited to participate at Palm Terrace Apartment’s Health-Safety-Recycle event. We assisted with passing out reusable drink bottles and plying some very eager youngsters with “Recycling Trivia” in trade for Cuties (clementine mandarins). We brought a table full of recyclable goods, including our compost pail, and educated the residents about composting, e-waste, recycling and donating their clothing, rather than throwing it out. We also educated the children that the trash they put in their wastebasket is on the way to a landfill [a term foreign to many of them].*
Now it’s your turn for some trivia:
1. Name something that you send to the landfill everyday that you can recycle.
2. Name three things besides glass, aluminum, plastic and paper products that are recyclable.
All in all, it was a beautiful day filled with fun and we’d like to issue an enormous THANK YOU to Alma, the event coordinator, for extending an invitation to us.
*Currently, in West Placer County, our landfill is edging towards capacity and the WPWMA [West Placer Waste Management Authority] is looking to expand and fill another 28 acres of land, valued at $8 million, for our “garbage”.