Recycling of Aluminum Cans
Our Legislatures passed a bill on recycling of aluminum cans
on August 1st 2011 and the recycling program kicked off on June 15,
2012. The main
this program is to help reduce the amount of trash that we thoughtlessly throw
away every day in our environment and to help regain the beauty of our island.
The leading agency in this environmental campaign is the office of Environmental
Protection Agency along with the municipal governments, especially Madolenihmw,
since it’s the only municipal that has a redemption center to collect cans.
There are designated days for collection of cans, which are Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday. Monday is for Kolonia and Sokehs municipal citizens, Wednesday is
for Kitti and Nett Municipal citizens and on Friday is for Madolenihmw and Uh
municipal citizens. Collection centers are only two places which are in
Madolenihmw, down at the ice plant, and the Kolonia Town recycling center behind
Why You Need to Recycle That Can
Aluminum is everywhere. We see it in soft drink cans, beer cans, gutters,
and more. What most people don’t realize is that aluminum is practically the
perfect recyclable material. Out of the most common recyclable materials that
clutter up our landfills—glass, paper, metals, cardboard, plastics—aluminum is
the only material that’s endlessly recyclable, 100% recyclable, and that pays
for itself. Here are some
other interesting facts we bet you don’t know about aluminum recycling:
It takes about 400 years for aluminum to break down naturally. That Coke can you
just drank from will probably still look about the same in another century or
Aluminum can be recycled over and over without breaking down. In theory, we have
an inexhaustible supply of it in circulation right now. If we recycled all our
aluminum, we’d never have to make more.
Because our landfills are so full of aluminum cans, some landfills incinerate
extra aluminum. This isn’t just a huge waste; it also pours toxic metals and
gases into the atmosphere.
to consider in this campaign or program are that this will be an ongoing program
and with that, the office of EPA is recommending that all citizens of Pohnpei
who are interested in recycling must help this program by cleaning all aluminum
cans. It must be a minimum total of 500 plus cans to recycle, to make things
easy for the workers at the recycling area and for the betterment of companies
that will be buying the collected aluminum cans. For example if you bring it 500
aluminum cans you will receive $25 dollars and it is worth buying what you need.
For more information regarding this program, you may call the
office of Environmental Protection Agency at 320-1780.
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