"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, October 19, 2009

Take them bags, lots o' bags, to the recycling place

The project:
Once again do the plastic bag roundup and deliver them to the proper recycling receptacle. This week, we also collected plastic bags left at the park near the duck pond (where people stash their bird food bags) and a local roadside where all sorts of plastic bags had drifted against the fence.

30 minutes, including the two cleanup sites.

Why bother?
Plastic is great. It can seal, have great strength and it's light and portable. But it never goes away. When you're finished with it, it's nowhere near the end of its serviceable life. By recycling plastic, we contribute to creation of new park benches, bags, clothes, and more. Plus, it doesn't end up in THIS big mess humans have created.

Worth it?

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