Tag Archive: plastic bags

Recycling Behind-the-Scenes: Audit Shows Materials Collected on Three Routes in a Single Day

March 7, 2024 | Published by Adam Girard

As the CVWMA Recycling Coordinator, part of my job is to keep up with what Central Virginians are throwing in their recycling carts. One way to do this is to observe occasional recycling audits at the material recovery facility (aka “the MRF”). This is the place where everything from your cart goes once it’s collected. On Feb. 23, 2024, I headed down to Chester, Virginia, to observe one of these... Read More

This Henrico Church Ministry Wants Your Plastic Grocery Bags (and Unused Fabric)

September 1, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

Deb Farlow, left, greets Dorcas Daughters members at the West End Assembly of God during a Thursday gathering. Would you believe that a cute and functional handbag could be made from . . . plastic bags? Yes, those plastic bags. The ones we’ve been collecting for ages in our kitchens and garages. The Dorcas Daughters ministry at the West End Assembly of God are repurposing these plastic bags into mats,... Read More

Recycling Heroes: New Kent County Lions Club

March 16, 2022 | Published by Julie Buchanan

The New Kent County Lions Club is working to turn trash into something the entire community can treasure. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, club members set up in parking lots of New Kent retailers to collect plastic bags and packaging from passersby. They’ve become known as the “plastic people” for a good reason — they’re working to collect enough of the material to earn a bench through... Read More