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Friday, July 13, 2001

Features

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.
Household waste committee members (left to right) Dave Comstock, Dan Scholten and Keith Asarkof on the job. (Photo by Ellen Huber)


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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