Recycling Myth-Busting at Oct. 24 Virtual Science Saturday


Juliet Kaszas-Hoch
October 19, 2020

Recycling: Are we executing it correct? Angela Andersen, president of the Affiliation of New Jersey Recyclers and sustainability coordinator for Extended Beach Township, will deliver attendees up to speed on recycling at the Oct. 24 Science Saturday.
The online presentation – portion of the Extensive Beach front Island Basis of the Arts and Sciences’ weekly lectures, which are all remote this tumble – is scheduled for 11 a.m. to midday.
“The text ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’ are in that order for a reason,” Andersen notes. “Thirty-a few several years into the necessary recycling regulation in New Jersey, where by are we? And how can you enable shape the long run?”
As LBIF points out, “The ability of getting and the mayhem of markets will be talked about by a worldwide financial lens” in this essential “Recycling 101: Fantasy-Busting” communicate.
As Andersen pointed out throughout a presentation very last 12 months, New Jersey was the 1st state in the country to pass a necessary recycling regulation – on April 20, 1987. The New Jersey Statewide Necessary Resource Separation and Recycling Act expected the state’s 21 counties to mandate recycling of bottles, cans and newspapers, in addition to leaves.
“We are pioneers as a condition,” explained Andersen, whose father, Paul Contillo, authored the act.
And, even with some harrowing knowledge on what receives generated, what gets trashed and what gets recycled, she stated, at the time, “There’s certainly continue to hope. I have to imagine that the pendulum will swing back the other way.”
Science Saturday lectures are no cost for Basis members and mates (speak to LBIF for the absolutely free admission promo code) or $5 for other attendees. Sign up at
For more details, phone 609-494-1241 or take a look at  —J.K.H.

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