Third Review Club learns about recycling program
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:00 pm
The Third Review Club met recently in the family life center of First Baptist Church in Union City, with Mary Lois Owens serving as hostess.
The meeting was opened by president Nina Simpson. Members answered roll call by naming the most enjoyable things they had done lately. Beverly Terrell gave the financial report.
Following a short business meeting, Nancy Richards gave a program on recycling. She explained that recycling is a process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products.
The benefits include reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators; conserving natural resources such as timber, water and minerals; preventing pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials; saving energy; reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change; and helping to sustain the environment for our children and grandchildren.
Residents can recycle locally at the Obion County Recycle Center, located at 1003B Mount Zion Road in Union City. It is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Ms. Richards said in Guatemala, plastic bottles are being used to build schools. She said they are stuffed with 200 plastic bags and, as they are stacked, are encased with chicken wire and cement.
“Inventive people are finding many ways to use items that we previously filled our landfills with,” she said.
After the program, everyone enjoyed cake and coffee. The next meeting will be held Feb. 8 in the home of Beverly Terrell.
Published in The Messenger 1.30.13