Clubs open campaign on what and where to re-cycle

| 06/11/2013

(CNS): Several of local branches of a number of service clubs in Cayman began their go-green recycling campaign in earnest this weekend when they had volunteers stationed at seven grocery stores sites across Grand Cayman. Members from Kiwanis, the two Lions Clubs and three Rotary branches teamed up for the initiative dubbed Join In Recycle. Wearing bright green t-shirts volunteers spread the word about what can be recycled and where it can be recycles the clubs believe that while some people are aware of some things that can be recycled they most are not aware of the full range of service now available for recycling.

The service organizations designed a website, Facebook page and twitter account and have loaded it full of information so residents can easily find out what can returned and then join in and take action to keep recyclable items out of the trash. Some 10,000 cards were given out to the public and service club members reported very positive feedback.

“The Join In Recycling initiative was well received by all counts,” said a spokesperson from Rotary. “10,000 cards were distributed and we could have handed out so many more.”

Three of the main items being promoted for recycling are glass, aluminum cans and plastics (types 1 and 2). Drop off locations for these three types of items are located at Kirks Market and the four Fosters locations from Savannah to West Bay.

The service clubs main purpose behind this initiative is to bring awareness of what recycling is available on Grand Cayman by both government and the private sector, and let people know where they can take the items

The more residents who engage in recycling the less stuff will go into the ever-growing landfill. Organisers of the event said Saturday’s promotion was just the start of an ongoing campaign with more events planned toencourage everyone to join in and start recycling in their homes and place of work.

To find out more about this recycling initiative visit and like their facebook page or follow on Twitter @joininky.

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