Recycle all plastics

Editor:

I just received a door hanger about recycling garbage. This is a fine step toward reducing the volume of garbage going to our land fills.

In my mind it does nothing to really help our environment in regards to what is put back into the planet. This stuff as clarified is completely recyclable which means it is good.

Plastic on the other hand is not good! Our blue box only excepts a few certain plastics and the remainder goes into land fill. The plastics with certain numbers I feel is only a small amount when we consider all grocery items that are packaged in plastic. This includes vegetable bags, shrink wrapped containers, storage bags (zip lock), plastic wrappers inside cardboard boxes; the list can go on and on.

You only have to look at your own garbage bin to count and see what I am talking about. Take out the recyclable stuff and what is left plastic. The grocery stores only want their grocery bags returned.

When I was in the construction business and wanting to dump old insulation they wanted it doubled bagged. More plastic.

I have sent a note to Mark Warawa when he sent around the flyer about Our Green Planet. This went to deaf ears. I also sent a note to the Township of Langley as well as Sierra Waste Services Ltd. Again, deaf ears.

Can anyone give me a reason why all food products cannot be packaged in recyclable plastic? This I feel would be a giant step toward saving our environment. As well, why can’t all plastic be recycled?

Don Stackhouse, Aldergrove

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