Plastics Recycling Project

Plastic is becoming one of the greatest threats to marine life, birds and even humans. Plastic
does not break down easily; it can take a single use soda bottle 450 years to break down in a
landfill. Only 9% of plastic is recycled leading to the equivalent of one truck load of plastic being
dumped into the oceans every minute.

Reducing your use of plastic is best. In the meantime, The Monadnock Garden Club has joined
with Trex, the manufacturer of Trex Decking Material, to help recycle plastic film into decking
and outdoor furniture. The club collects clean, dry, plastic film from club members and local
businesses and turns it in at Hannafords in Keene.
So far we have collected over 600 pounds of plastic.

What have we recycled in this program?