CALVARY IS COLLECTING PLASTIC BAGS TO RECYCLE INTO BENCHES
Our volunteers are busy delivering your plastic bag recycling. Collection containers are at the entrance on School St. and near the sanctuary entrance on Church Street. Check the sign for all that can be recycled or pick up a magnet for your refrigerator with the list on it. For every 500 pounds of plastic bags you put in the recycling boxes, one composite bench is produced and given to a local non-profit.
As a reminder, we can recycle all clean, dry and free-of-food residue bags including grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, plastic shipping envelopes, reclosable food storage bags, cereal bags, case overwrap, slat bags, pallet wrap and stretch film, wood pellet bags and produce bags. Watch the website for updates on our progress toward 500 pounds of recycling.
We’re contagious. That may be a poor joke following Covid -19 fears, but it is a true statement. There is at least one Lutheran congregation considering following our lead and starting their own plastic recycling through TREX. We also have Episcopalians bringing their plastic recycling here.
By inviting our community to join us or begin their own plastic recycling program, we are multiplying our efforts to care for God’s creation. And with your participation here we are running rapidly toward our 500# goal here at Calvary. Thank you for joining in such a worthy program.
Through the recycling efforts of volunteers from Calvary Presbyterian Church, a plastic bench was secured from the Trex Company. It was donated to the Alice Paul House for their use.
Pictured are, front to back, left to right:
Executive Director APH: Audia Boyles, Mark Phoebus, Jane Mitchell, Director of Community Assistance and Mission: Dory Campbell, and Kay Smith. We are grateful for our partnership with the Alice Paul House and their mission in Indiana County.
Thank you for helping us to care for our environment in this important way.