By Letter to the Editor on August 1, 2017.
I had a very informative and eye-opening conversation with my brother who lives in Brooks. We started discussing the issues of recycling and what was happening in Lethbridge.
My brother informed me that about two years ago the Town of Brooks, which has a recycling program, informed their citizens to stop putting plastic into their recycling bins. The reason given was that the supplier that had been buying the Town of Brooks’ recycled plastic stopped (not sure why).
The real surprise was that this supplier had stopped buying the recycled plastic two or three years prior to the town even letting the citizens know. Apparently, the town was just bundling up the plastic and sending it to the landfill. I guess that at some point someone in the town had enough brains to fess up to the citizens the problem.
So here is the question: how much of this, if any, is happening in other communities or in Lethbridge? I truly hope not. Question number two: what does happen to all the recycling, where does it go, what is it made into and what is the long-term future of recycling?
Maybe the Lethbridge Herald can investigate and let its readers know. I would certainly like to know.
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