Notes from the Recycling Bin

Did you know …

In the one year from July 2016 to June 2017, approximately 2.5 million used wood and bamboo chopsticks have been retrieved by Chop Value from 65 restaurants in Vancouver, Canada and recycled to make coasters, tabletops, shelves and more. Chopsticks are another example of single use products, like straws or plastic cups. When you toss out items after just one use, you’re also wasting the energy, and the water used to produce and transport them. We all make a difference.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group, formed in 1989 to develop public awareness of waste reduction, reuse, and recycling benefits on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. ReGroup meets September through May, every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Find ReGroup on Facebook or contact at


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