Friday, July 13, 2001
The answer: 410 tons
"How many tons of carbon dioxide were not emitted into the atmosphere attributable to Carlisle's recycling of 1481 tons of material last year?" The answer to the Carlisle Household Waste Committee's "Why We Recycle" contest question at Old Home Day, is 410 tons. (This saving would balance the CO2 pollution of 41 SUVs driving 20,000 miles in one year, at 20 mpg.) The winner, Lenny Johnson, received a bag of environmentally friendly household products donated by Seventh Generation.
The committee reminds residents that compost bins are still available
for $20 (half the normal retail price) weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at the Concord DPW, 133 Keyes Rd, 1-978-318-3241. To ask questions about
composting and recycling, visit the household waste committee's "Carlisle
Recycles" room at the on-line Carlisle Community Center, carlisle.lotus.com.
For more information about the transfer station, see the committee's
web site www.carlisle.org/householdwaste.
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