Media

Gilford leading New England in recycling innovation: Machine first of its kind regionally

by JON DECKER, THE LACONIA DAILY SUN, Jul 19, 2022

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/gilford-leading-new-england-in-recycling-innovation/article_256e435c-0795-11ed-bb5a-537a9f4fe0e4.html

Valley News article on Plastic Free July (link and text)

https://www.vnews.com/letters-to-editor-for-july-20-47279667


Go plastic-free in July

Plastic waste and pollution have reached epic proportions. Billions of tons of plastic have been produced since it was invented in the early 1900’s. Though useful, most has accumulated in landfills, landscapes, rivers, and oceans. Most plastic does not make it into the recycling stream. Single use plastic is everywhere.

What can be done to stem the tide? Plastic Free July invites individuals to try going plastic-free for the month, or at least reduce plastic consumption.

Here are a few ideas of how we can each make a difference:

■ Avoid plastic-wrapped food.

■ Use cloth or paper bags for shopping.

■ Buy food in bulk.

■ Bring your own silverware, cups, and plateware to picnics.

■ Just say “no” to plastic products (toys, supplies, packaging, etc.).

Take the challenge to reduce your plastic consumption or to go plastic-free altogether during July at www.plasticfreejuly.org.

Interested in more plastic-free action? The Ten Towns, Ten Actions Campaign in New Hampshire is a group of volunteers taking action in their local communities to reduce plastic waste and pollution. See more at https://www.10towns.org/home. You can also find information at the Sustainable Lebanon Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SustainableLebanonNH, contact us at 603-252-1618 or email SusLebNH@outlook.com.

Jon Chaffee

President, Sustainable Lebanon

Choose to refuse: New Hampshire goes plastic-free for July

interview of Cindy Heath by Angie Skyeny for the the Hippo . Published July 13, 2022, page 6.

https://hippopress.com/2022/07/a-better-way-to-zoom-07-07-22/

Letter: A plastic-free July

by Ann Podlipny in the Concord Monitor. Published: July 13, 2022.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/-47095972

Opinion: Marine plastic pollution – we aren’t off the hook yet

By KENNEDY McGRATH for the Concord Monitor. Published June 12, 2022.

https://www.concordmonitor.com/My-Turn-McGrath-46691980

New Hampshire Citizens for Progress episode with Host Rick Maynard interviewing Cindy Heath and Christina Dubin about the NH Network Plastics Work Group and the Ten Towns • Ten Actions Campaign.

The NH Network's Plastics Working Group began in August of 2021. The group has been collaborating, with guidance from Community Action Works, on a statewide campaign to inspire and support NH citizens to take action on rethinking plastic and reducing plastic waste.

Everyone—individuals, groups, communities—can participate in the Ten Towns • Ten Actions Campaign. The Toolkit rollout Zoom event, which included speakers and a tour of the Toolkit, was held on February 7th, 2022.