Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PA Resources Council Takes Over Recycling Hotline, Expands Stream Stewards Program

The September newsletter is now available from the PA Resources Council featuring stories on--
-- PA Resources Council Takes Over State Recycling Hotline
​Over the summer, PRC assumed operation of the Department of Environmental Protection's Recycling Hotline.  Call 1-800-346-4242 weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to learn about disposal options for electronics, tires, household chemicals, televisions and more. After-hour calls are returned the following business day.  Click Here for more information
-- Delaware County Stream Stewards Expands Program Thanks To Boeing Grant
PRC recently received a grant to continue its successful Stream Stewards program, which PRC piloted in 2014 with support from the Boeing Foundation. The program provides free hands-on science education to middle and high school students in Delaware County.  Click Here for more information.
-- Go Green As You Go Back To School--
Reuse, repair and repurpose school supplies to save time, money and the earth's resources—
1. Tackle Piles of Paper: Paper accounts for 25% of waste in landfills, so make a point to combine leftover notebook paper into three-ring binders.
2. Reuse Whenever Possible: Mechanical pencils, binders, folders and numerous other school supplies can find new life in the new school year.
3. Get Creative: Use leftover crayons for a variety of craft projects — from suncatchers to holiday ornaments — or donate them to a number of charities.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on Facebook.  Click Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.
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