Solution to Pollution: Every Litter Bit Counts

CUTLINE: Trash is compacted at a typical landfill.



Solution to Pollution: Every Litter Bit Counts
Program on recycling (1 in series of 3)

Waynesboro: The adult/teen education committee of Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environmental Studies is sponsoring a three-program series entitled "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew!" The programs are free of charge and open to the public, and registration is not required. Donations accepted.
The first presentation is on Thursday, February 24 at 7PM in the visitors' center at Renfrew Park. Dan Wolfe, Community Planner, Franklin County Recycling Coordinator will present "Solution to Pollution: Every Litter Bit Counts."
Although recycling is not a new concept, the topic deserves revisiting. "Our committee chose this topic after a discussion about the reluctance of many people to recycle-or to recycle more than just the basics," said Melodie Anderson-Smith, executive director of Renfrew Institute. ""People can save so much money if they practice those four R's. Also, the environment is improved, recycling laws become meaningful and the whole community benefits."
The series explores topics such as pollution and litter, how public agencies help with recycling, and the many products that contain recycled content.
"We thought if we got all the experts together and invite the public, maybe folks can learn how easy recycling is," said Anderson-Smtih.
Wolfe's program "explores the what, where, when, why and how of recycling," he said. "People today live differently than previous generations-and on average, generate four times more trash than in the past. Where does it all go?"
Wolfe will also discuss the benefits of recycling for individuals, how America is different from other countries with regard to recycling, and where in America recycling is working best. Audience participation is invited.
The second lecture in the series on Thursday, March 3 is "Panel Discussion Q&A:
How Can My Municipality Help Me Recycle?" Panelists are Michael Christopher, Washington Township Manager; Jason Cohen, Assistant Manager Borough of Waynesboro; Tony Drury, Washington Co. Maryland Recycling Coordinator; and
Cheryl Shields, Community Relations, Waste Management.
The final presentation on Thursday, March 31 is "Everything Old is New Again...
Making & Using Recycled Content Products," presented by Wayne Bowen, Program Manager, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, Harrisburg.
The lecture series is underwritten in part by Charles and Undine Warner, formerly of Waynesboro, and by Today's Horizon Fund Contributors: PenMar Development Corp., Nora Roberts Foundation, & an Anonymous Donor. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.
Parking is available behind the visitors center or in Renfrew's lower lot off Welty Road. For more information, please visit www.renfrewinstitute.org or call the institute at 717-762-0373.