Beyond the Bag: Plastic Recycling Challenge
In June, the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) arranged to have the Wakefield community take on the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. The community reached its goal to collect 500 pounds of plastic film and Trex, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products, will repurpose those plastic materials into a bench that will be donated to the Greenwood School.
With several months left in the Trex challenge, and residents motivated to participate in the recycling initiative, the ESC has set their sights on donating a bench to all Wakefield elementary schools. All are encouraged to recycle plastic bags and films via bins located in the parking lot of Town Hall (near the fenced dumpster). The program concludes on December 1, 2020.
Types of plastic films that can be collected:
Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags.
All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue.
- Read about the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department’s Solar Rebate Program
- Use Google Earth imagery to analyze your roof shape and local weather patterns to create a personalized solar plan.
- Watch Sustainable Wakefield’s presentation on Wakefield’s solar incentives
Learn how electric heat pumps can provide heating and cooling, the importance of weatherization for your home or business, and the incentives that will be available for both.