Wake Up to Green

1/24/2008:

Next Wednesday, January 30, 2008 7:30pm at the Multi-Service Center. Organized by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition.

Can you answer the following questions?

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  • What are #1 and #2 plastic bottles? Can they be recycled?
  • Where can you recycle computers, printers, batteries, etc?
  • Do you know what recycling inspectors from Hudson County are doing in Hoboken?
  • Can unused latex paint be put in the regular trash?
  • How can you earn $100 just by leaving your car at home?
  • Do you know about the “Walk to School program”?
  • Does your child’s school have recycling?

If you want to know the answers to these and many other recycling and transportation questions, join the Quality of Life Coalition’s fourth public meeting in the series, “Wake Up to Green”:

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hoboken’s Multiservice Center, 124 Grand St., (entrance at 2nd and Grand Streets)

Speakers will include:

  • Mary Ellen Gilpin, the Director of the Hudson County Improvement Authority’s award-winning recycling program, who will present a how-to of recycling according to material types, as well as where to discard everything from paper to computers, printers, batteries, etc.
  • Jay DiDomenico, Operations Director, Hudson County Transportation Management Association, who will explain the “Walk to School” Program, as well as commuter options that result in saving money while reducing carbon dioxide.

The Coalition’s “Wake Up to Green” series is designed to introduce Hobokenites to ways to reduce global warming right here at home. Free admission. All are invited.

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18 Comments on "Wake Up to Green"


lily731
Member
8 years 7 months ago

i got their point and i got your point as well.

i was actually trying to make a different point – my longest paragraph – and also a note about the packing of shredded paper along with other paper.

Katie_Scarlett
Member
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”65371″][quote comment=”65370″]lily- for recycling purposes, what would the difference be between shredded and whole paper? :lol:[/quote]

Nothing to me, but they seem to be picky about the way things are packed i.e. stack no longer than 12 inches, etc. I don’t want to package something the wrong way and then find out the garbage men are just throwing it away.[/quote]
I think the point others are making is that they are just throwing it away anyway.

My point to you was that, shredded paper is exactly the same as non-shredded (aka whole paper) for the purpose of recycling. Kind of like ripped paper is the same. As long as it’s paper, its shape doesn’t matter.

MauMau
Member
MauMau
8 years 7 months ago

I started earnestly recycling 6 years ago when it dawned on me most of my garbage was plastic containers from take out, empty bottles of Amstel, wine, miscellaneous condiments and salsas, and cat food cans. Now it’s just automatic for me. I’m a little obsessive about it. I even wash the containers first, cause I don’t always get a chance to place the bags out Tuesday night.

lily731
Member
8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”65370″]lily- for recycling purposes, what would the difference be between shredded and whole paper? :lol:[/quote]

Nothing to me, but they seem to be picky about the way things are packed i.e. stack no longer than 12 inches, etc. I don’t want to package something the wrong way and then find out the garbage men are just throwing it away.

Katie_Scarlett
Member
8 years 7 months ago

lily- for recycling purposes, what would the difference be between shredded and whole paper? 😆

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