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For our kids' futures...Let’s make Nassau into NYC’s 6th county! It has a better recycling program...

I'm taking West Hempstead Community Support Association President Maureen Greenberg's 4/2/24 email update to members regarding the Sanitary District 6 building construction project - as my cue to put before all of us a matter of even greater importance to all Nassau County residents - especially our children.

It's been sitting in my Drafts folder for a while.


To get our attention, I'm using an attention-getting title for this post...

WHY? Because good planets are hard to find...


BOTTOM LINE: New York City has a better recycling program than ALL the cities, towns and villages in Nassau County.


AND, NYC's 5 counties are centrally managed...unlike Nassau County where each of the cities, towns and villages make up their own rules...


NYC's Centrally-managed Recycling Program




Meanwhile, here on Long Island...


FYI - Nassau County's website doesn't list a department for recycling information...WHY? Because it falls to the individual townships to establish the rules. These include: Town of Hempstead, Town of North Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay. Also included are two cities: City of Long Beach and City of Glen Cove.





It's a poor recycling day in our neighborhood...


My family lives across the street from GW and Tuesday's our recycling day. From my Tuesday walks around town, I notice how many families are not following the very limited Town of Hempstead recycling program rules...Especially regarding PLASTICS and PAPER.


So, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin (and all the other town, city and village elected officials), you might as well recycle the ones you currently DON'T take…people are already giving them to you...and I'm sure you...I mean WE...are paying your employees to separate the "wheat" from the "chaff'... 

cc: County Executive Bruce Blakeman


Town of Hempstead Recycling Rules



KEY MISSING ITEMS


  • Other recyclable plastics...3...4...5...

  • Packaging/Shipping paper


  • Bubble wrap (currently also not recyclable in NYC)


Nassau County's municipalities need to upgrade what they accept beyond...



The PRIME Suspect...


The source of the increasing majority of the second and third bulleted items (plastics & shipping/packaging paper) is this ubiquitous company...they are a PRIME offender...




- BUT, don't get our hopes up...they have a long way to go...


--Amazon has launched many sustainability efforts but it's still not easy to recycle its packaging.


Amazon has become an increasingly ubiquitous part of our lives, as more and more people receive weekly — and even daily — packages from the company. But as these packages pile up on doorsteps all over the world, a glaring issue has emerged: How do you recycle all those damn boxes, bubble envelopes, and Prime Now paper bags?


Amazon does provide guidelines around the topic, and customers in the U.S. whose orders are fulfilled by Amazon can click on any order in the Amazon app and scroll down to the bottom to view recycling or discard instructions. People can also ask Alexa or Siri "How do I recycle my Amazon packaging?" and both will direct them to Amazon's guidelines.


But David Pinsky, a senior plastics campaigner at Greenpeace, doesn't think this information's very useful.

[Continue reading at the first link]


C'mon, Kids, let's teach the grownups...


ADULTS: Let’s get our kids involved in writing letters to our elected representatives…and persuading their parents to do the same…it’s THEIR collective futures we’re messing with…












It's a BEAUTIFUL RECYCLING DAY on Sesame Street


Murray asks if his milk jug can be recycled...and if it can...what can it become...




...a truck...Hmm...



"Keep on Recyclin'"





Marching Music...Let's take this message to the streets








GRATE Planets are even harder to find...



Date Issued: 2018


Abstract/Description:

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free, dizzy with possibilities. The lyrics in the Grateful Dead’s music reflect key themes such as care for environmental health as well as other natural aspects of life. This thesis demonstrates the connection between the history of the Grateful Dead and the rising effectiveness of the green movement that continues to grow today. I examine how the Grateful Dead has inspired generations of environmental activists from the 1960s to the year 2018. I emphasize that the band has emerged as a leader in promoting sustainable music concerts, performing in venues that strive to create an environmentally aware, as well as enjoyable, concert experience. Through its remaining members and their actions, the Grateful Dead helps us to remember that one man gathers what another man spills, a mantra that many Deadheads live by to work toward a cleaner planet.


Department of Continuing DEADucation...





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