MONTICELLO, NY — Funded by a grant from the New York State Climate Smart Communities Program, a specialist in food scrap recycling visited the Sullivan County Legislature to talk about food scraps in the county’s waste stream last Thursday.
HONESDALE, PA — Leonard Schwartz says he’s tired of looking at “a lot of junk alongside Wayne County’s roads,” and wants to become an agent of change.
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced legislation on January 13 that would ban most single-use plastic bags in the state, to be included as part of his proposed 2019 budget. In making the announcement, he once again contrasted environmental actions in Albany against those taking place in Washington, D.C.
Since 1992, 45% of the plastic recycling materials generated by the planet and about 70% of the recyclable plastic waste generated in the United States have been sent to China.
MAMAKATING, NY — The Mamakating Library will hold its next Repair Café on Saturday, October 6. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge and to demonstrate the processes used in repair. Bring along your broken items from home.
NARROWSBURG, NY — You will have an opportunity to bring your documents and have them disposed of securely by Legal Shred on Saturday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event is located at 210 Bridge St., the Town of Tusten parking lot in front of the library. You can enter for a chance to win a personal home shredder.
When someone orders a large, cold drink from most fast-food places, it typically comes in a plastic cup with a plastic lid and a plastic straw. It seems the plastic straw may soon become a thing of the past in many locations.