Recycling Will Be Plenty!
Plenty! nourishes their community and preserves Floyd County traditions by encouraging neighbors to grow and share food, and promote the conversation about sustainable food practice. They also receive food donations from farms, grocery stores, and restaurants, often in plastic single-use containers. Their “Close the Loop” project will reduce waste by using grant funds to purchase a bear-proof trash receptacle so that they can collect and recycle the Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET 1) plastic deli containers, keeping them out of the landfill. Currently, they dispose of hundreds of pounds of plastic every week.
There must be other groups that accept and distribute food, especially during COVID-19, who are facing this challenge too. I hope that they will be inspired by the plan that Plenty! put in place to recycle their plastic containers, and do the same.
We can’t wait to see Plenty! recycling!