What happens to the plastics you put in your blue box? Rebecca Foreman and Alana Bancroft from Quinte Waste Solutions will tell you the true story. This is the second event in the Hastings Stewardship Council – Winter Speaker Series 2020 on January 30 at 7 pm. in Ivanhoe.
We all know that plastic waste is a huge problem. It’s washing ashore on beaches and playing havoc with our marine life. What happens to the plastics you put into the blue box – where do they go? How can we cut down on our use of plastics? What are sustainable alternatives? Quinte Waste Solutions, now in its 30th year, provides curbside and commercial recycling, and many other services for municipal partners.
At Quinte Waste Solutions, Rebecca Foreman is the communications coordinator, and Alana Bancroft is the Customer Service Administrator and an environmental technician. Together they will enlighten us on the fate of plastics, including where they are sent, what they are recycled into, and ways to avoid single-use plastics. Rebecca Foreman handles all the general communications at Quinte Waste Solutions with a focus on environmental sustainability. Alana Bancroft, with her environmental tech background, manages shipping of products to market, marketing sorted material to buyers, and researching new markets. She can explain all QWS policies and procedures. J
oin us on Thursday, January 30 from 7 to 9 pm at the Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe. The cost is $5 (or a donation); children are free. For more information, contact Ray Wellman at 613-848-7697 or infohastingsstewardship.ca. Also visit hastingsstewardship.ca.
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