Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Recycle the right way

WE GO THROUGH a lot of cardboard here at Second String Music. So do you. All that stuff you ordered from Amazon doesn’t arrive via the transporter beam. It comes in cardboard, and we need to do better to recycle.

This is a huge issue after Christmas. In Quincy, we are fortunate to have recycle pickup. It’s been brutally cold and the Central Services crews picking up the recycling and the trash the past few days have my respect.

One of the ways we can help is to recycle the right way. Make sure all those cardboard boxes are empty of packing materials. I’m guilty of this as I make recycle runs to Sixth and State several times a week. I vow to do better. Here’s a good story about why it’s important.

The fact Quincy Recycle is less than a mile from our business is a good thing. Yet you often take your life into your hands going in and out of there. It’s in a residential neighborhood, the entrance and exit isn’t that big, and the huge semi trucks often clog traffic on a busy Sixth Street. However, the owners have put a ton of money into the facility and it’s something we need in town, so I’m willing to deal with the First World problems.

Recycle your stuff, Q-Town. Get rid of the throw-away mentality and do what’s right (and stop with all the online shopping, please). We are only here for a short time, and it would be a good idea to leave our planet in better shape than we arrived.

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