A particularly engaging discussion was held in response to an article titled ‘Our No 1 Recycling Mistake? It’s in the bag’. Apparently the number 1 mistake is to throw soft plastics, which get caught up in sorting machines, into the kerbside recycling bin. Soft plastics such as bread bags need to be dropped off at Coles and Woolworths stores in the REDcycle bin. Another common mistake– putting recyclables into bags, which get picked out manually and put into landfill. We should keep items loose when placing recyclables into the recycling bin. It seemed from the article and our discussion that we all get rather anxious about some of the decisions we need to make regarding ‘red’, ‘green’ or ‘yellow’ bin contents!
We also talked about two events being supported by BSFG’s Renewable Energy Benalla action group, a Solar and Battery Offer by Mondo Power which closes on December 7 and an upcoming seminar ‘Electrifying Industry--showcasing how industry can move to 100% renewable energy’.