Reduce, reuse, recycle. Words to live by. While I love to recycle, reduce is my favorite. If we have to use products, at least choose ones that can easily be recycled.
In October, I was given a chance to tour a recycling facility to get more details about the recycling programs in Central Virginia for my Richmond Times-Dispatch column, Why, Richmond, Why?!? Readers have continued to express to me their doubts that recycling programs work and that the effort to gather and sort materials is worth the time. I was challenged to “get out from behind your desk and do a little investigative reporting” by a reader. Glad to oblige, it doesn’t take much to convince me to get up from my desk. Continue reading