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Do you Know Where Essex County’s Recyclables Go?


Do you Know Where Essex County’s Recyclables Go?


Do you ever wonder if the plastic containers you put out at the curb for recycling actually get recycled, or if they end up floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The Gateway Group of the Sierra Club will hold a public meeting at 7 PM on Monday, Jan 22nd at the Montclair Fire Dept. Headquarters on Pine Street, corner of Bloomfield Avenue, to present our study of what actually happens to the bottles, cans, and paper collected from Essex County residents.  Danielle Rapsas, a sophomore at Barnard College and a graduate of West Caldwell High School, completed the study as a summer intern with the Gateway Group.  She is also a member of the Gateway Group Executive Committee and the political chair for the Group. 

Her presentation will cover why there is wide variation in recycling participation from town to town in Essex County, the economic and environmental benefits of recycling, and recommendations for improving recycling rates in the County.  Copies of her report will be available for free at the meeting.  

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Gateway Group

Serving Hillside, Elizabeth, and all Essex County communities (except for Livingston, Millburn and Roseland).

The Gateway Group was organized in January 2011.  Please contact any of the leaders if you are interested in joining our campaigns to protect the environment. There are several Gateway Group positions open.

The Gateway Group invites YOU to join in the activism and asks your support as we strive to address the many issues facing the urban as well as suburban communities. 

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