Every resident of Londonderry knows how beautiful the town is, and the members of the Solid Waste and Environment Committee work hard to keep it that way. At their monthly meetings, the committee brainstorms different ways to maintain the town’s natural allure and how to preserve it for future generations.
Recently, the committee had discussed examples of what the members call, “unconscious recycling.” It’s ways that people already reuse materials in their home without realizing it. Using old clothes for oil rags or for buffing your car in the summer is considered unconscious recycling. Reusing old plastic shopping bags as small trash bags in your bathroom or when you walk dog and donating clothes to the local consignment shops or thrift stores are all types of unconscious recycling. It cuts down on unnecessary waste and extends the usefulness of items in your home. That’s what the SWEC seeks to do.