Guest blogger – Clare
The State Legislature recently wrapped up its summer session, and Twitter was buzzing about the new law that requires electronics manufacturers, retailers, consumers and the local governments to have shared responsibility of handling and processing old electronics. Senate Bill 887 is awaiting signature by Governor Perdue. Hats off to @StaceyCoff @BettyJoeFox @GreenlineGroup and many more for tweeting about it.
The other big NC recycling news was Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s switch to roll-carts and increased materials collection. While there was some confusion (this article from the Charlotte Observer is a must read) many #clt tweeters were excited about the change. @StuartWatson36 @briandfrancis @rachellmartin and more tweeted on the Geoportal system that can clear up some of that confusion: http://bit.ly/9guYEK
A headline in the Mt. Airy News last week read “Robert Whitt Recycles his Plastic Bottles at the North Surry Recycling Center”. Good for you, Mr. Whitt. And good for @topix_nc for reporting it.
@AllConcern reported how Landis, NC is starting a new recycling program, while @WinstonNews tweeted that a recycling center in Elkin closed. (if I were tweeting this, I’d use the #yinyang #hashtag)
Finally, one of @RE3org’s tweets: #binhere recycle at any NC rest stop on #I95 #I40 and #I85. What’s #binhere you ask? Stay tuned…