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Dear Source:

We are so happy to hear of the resurgence of recycling. While we cannot attend the meeting as we are in the states, we enthusiastically support this effort.
In New York State, we put out one large bag of garbage and two large bags of recyclables a week. We could easily do the same thing in St. Thomas. All paper and cardboard goes into one clear bag. Cans and plastic bottles are returnable at area grocery store machines where cash is given through the machine. Other plastic goes into another clear bag. Hopefully, we can do something similar on island.
Recycling will save a huge amount of space in our dump, and the recyclables can be sold and made into other products to reduce the amount of new paper and plastic items from being produced.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:

We are so happy to hear of the resurgence of recycling. While we cannot attend the meeting as we are in the states, we enthusiastically support this effort.
In New York State, we put out one large bag of garbage and two large bags of recyclables a week. We could easily do the same thing in St. Thomas. All paper and cardboard goes into one clear bag. Cans and plastic bottles are returnable at area grocery store machines where cash is given through the machine. Other plastic goes into another clear bag. Hopefully, we can do something similar on island.
Recycling will save a huge amount of space in our dump, and the recyclables can be sold and made into other products to reduce the amount of new paper and plastic items from being produced.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.