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Thoughts on Meaford's Plastic Film Program

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Editor,

During the last Datacall process to Waste Diversion Ontario, the Municipality of Meaford diverted 3,300 pounds of plastic film for recycling: just over a 1½ tons of plastic. A volunteer program of which to be very proud.

At the Municipality of Meaford’s 2015 RE-Use & ECO-Fair, the Grey Bruce Sustainability Network publicized the success of the Municipality of Brockton’s (which includes Walkerton) 2014 plastic film recycling pilot project, a program similar to our own. The population of Brockton is almost the same size as the Municipality of Meaford. In their first year, they diverted 6,000 pounds or 3 tons of plastic film.


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RE-Use & Eco Fair Organizers Thank Community

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Dear Editor,

I am writing to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the residents, family and friends of the Municipality of Meaford who came out in support of the RE-Use & ECO Fair on Saturday April 18th, 2015.

We couldn’t have done it without all of the amazing volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help with this great community event. Volunteers helped with everything from sorting & weighing incoming goods to greeting people as they arrived, to helping children get messy in the “Living Room” planting seeds to take home.

We also send out a sincere thank you to all who took their time to look over the wish list and find items in their homes to donate to the 14 local community groups that received them. If it wasn’t for our generous citizens this event wouldn’t be the great success that is.

After all the goods were packaged and weighed, a total of 1791.2 pounds of goods, in 100 boxes exchanged hands! An increase of 225 lbs from last year!!


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Re-Use Fair Experience Priceless

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Editor,

On April 18 I spent a very pleasant three hours in the community centre packing boxes with “stuff”. All the “stuff” was destined for several local community organizations that had indicated they wanted the “stuff”. This was Meaford's second Re-Use Fair.

So all the “stuff” that people wanted was joined up with a bunch of “stuff” that others didn't want. Kind of an efficient free market capitalism without money! And even more dazzling was where the “stuff” ( all 1792.2 lbs of it ) did NOT go; to the landfill. Yea!


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