Hello again, I just want to quickly post this really cool message I received on Earth Baby’s Facebook page.
Hello, my name is Dennis Gallagher and I would like to tell you about what i am trying to accomplish in Tampa Florida.
I have a new program to try and fix the irrational problem of recycling not being mandatory.
Since Apartment/ Condos and businesses have a hard time justifying the optional expense of a recycling program, we bring it to them free, and we donate all of the proceeds to charity.
The only thing we could find to finance this endeavor is advertising on the outside of the recycling containers, so we try to help local small businesses get their message out to the local residents.
We designed a container to specifically to facilitate this program, it is made of recycled plastic and uses a reusable liner so no waste is created in its use.
We started our program in march and we have recycled over 200,000 aluminum cans and numerous tons of plastic.
We are hoping that we can expand our program to any and all areas that recycling isn’t currently mandatory.
Getting the word out is of the utmost importance to us, we really are trying to do the right thing for society by providing free recycling, helping small businesses and giving to charity.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
I was so happy to hear about this amazing proactive project, and I promised Dennis I would post on my blog about The Green Can – as you can see they really need some extra publicity. I’ve had a look at the website and it’s brilliant, you should check it out too. I had no idea Florida had such poor recycling rates, but it’s refreshing to see something is being done about it. I particularly like the fact the project brings in local businesses and charity work as well as recycling- all in all very impressive work!
Check out www.thegreencan.org for the full scoop, like them on Facebook and see what you can do!
PS. If you have a project, event, group, product, idea or whatever that you’d like me to blog about – don’t hesitate to let me know in a comment!
What a great thing they are doing! I applaud their efforts to reduce the trash. I used to live in a town that was all of about 15 blocks in size, and one place to drop off recycling, most people didn’t do it because it meant going out of their way to do so.
Exactly! It really is a fantastic project (: I love hearing about this kind of stuff!