Reader asks Norfolk to become recycling leader it once was

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LetterstotheSilo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Mr Mayor and Norfolk County Councillors, I would like to bring to your attention the idea of Norfolk becoming a Zero-Waste Community.  Norfolk was a leader in recycling and still has an excellent recycling programme – more inclusive than many other communities in Ontario.

However, it is time to become a leader once again. The state of the planet requires better management of our resources.  And, Garbage Is A Resource.

I invite you to take a quick look – reading time 3 minutes – at the link below which gives information on the successful placement of a Zero-Waste Community programme in an US city.

Highlights of the article:

•San Francisco is working toward zero waste

•Residents recycle and compost most refuse

•80% of waste is diverted from landfills now

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/02/23/no-garbage-cnbc/1938509/

and the link to Recology the company that created the programme: http://www.recology.com/

Officials from all over the globe regularly visit the company to learn how to tackle zero waste in their cities and countries. About 20 plus years ago Norfolk County (then Haldimand-Norfolk) made its name as a leader in the recycling. It is time to lead the way once again.

“Zero Waste Is Groovy.” Jackie Davies hemlockcreek@gmail.com

Ever wonder what a 'zero waste' community might look like? Individuals from across many regions in Ontario and Canada are coming together to consider this very question. In December of last year, The Squamish-Lilloet Regional District hosted a one day Zero Waste Strategy Workshop with representatives from local government, First Nations, area service providers, stewardship groups and local businesses.

Ever wonder what a ‘zero waste’ community might look like? Individuals from across many regions in Ontario and Canada are coming together to consider this very question. In December of last year, The Squamish-Lilloet Regional District hosted a one day Zero Waste Strategy Workshop with representatives from local government, First Nations, area service providers, stewardship groups and local businesses.

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