AUGUSTA – Lithgow Public Library will offer “Wishful Recycling and How It Harms” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
Participants will learn about the recycling process and how “wish-cycling” has created a global problem for the recycling industry and what Augusta residents can do to help.
The program at the library, 45 Winthrop St., is free and open to the public.
Recycling has been a hot topic recently, largely because of contamination; however, what constitutes contamination? Vanessa Berry from Ecomaine to learn about the recycling process and how “wish-cycling” has created a global problem for the recycling industry and what Augusta residents can do to help.
Wishful recycling, sometimes called wish-cycling, happens when residents are unsure if an item can be recycled; they put it in their recycling bin hoping the facility will be able to sort it out and recycle the material. Despite good intentions, those items do more harm than you might think. Berry will explain how the recycling process works, how contamination affects recycling, and how Augusta residents can improve the success of the recycling program.
Berry joined the ecomaine team in August 2018 to provide education and resources to residents as an environmental educator. From giving tours to conducting trash audits, her main goal is to encourage others to follow the three R’s –reduce, reuse, recycle!
For more information on ecomaine and recycling, visit their website at ecomaine.org
For more information, call the library at 207-626-2415 or visit www.lithgowlibrary.org.