Last week’s column was the 100th edition of the Recycling Bin.
The idea for a weekly information column about recycling came from Karen McKinnon who was working at The Reminder at the time. The North of 53 Consumers Coop agreed to sponsor the column. ‘The Recycling Bin’ was chosen as the name.
The first column on February 5, 2014 was titled ‘Recycle and Be Amazed’. Its inspiration came from many people telling me they were amazed how little garbage they had when they started recycling.
We have covered a variety of topics including what can be recycled, where it goes, and why we don’t get money back for recycling like in Saskatchewan. Information about who runs the Recycling Centre and where the money comes from has also been featured.
Several individuals have been recognized for the key roles they have played in the success of recycling.
All the columns are published a week later in the news section of our website www.flinflonrecycling.org along with other information about the recycling program in our community.
Writing a regular column is fun and challenging. Deciding what to write about can be tough. Often conversations, news items or observations in the community provide the inspiration.
Many times the challenge is addressing the topic in just 285 words.
Our goal for this column is to increase the public’s understanding of recycling and answer questions so people are inspired to begin or continue recycling and conserve resources and landfill space.
Anyone with an idea for future columns can call me at 204 687 6169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Recycling Centre would like to thank the North of 53 Consumers Coop for sponsoring this opportunity to spread the word.