Obviously recycling is a HUGE everyday issue with this whole "green" movement. If you don't recycle, most would say you are not very Green.
Now I am one of those people who in my home go out of my way to recycle things. For example, I store up nearly every plastic container that is #5 to one day be mailed to a company that can recycle them into things like kitchenware's and toothbrushes. Currently where I live there not everything can be recycled like it can in Seattle. Those in Seattle can pretty much recycle everything and I'm just a smidge jealous.
My Pastor told me the other day he wants me to spearhead a campaign a program to start recycling at our Farmers Market. We have a fairly large Farmers Market that is held every Saturday and expands to Sunday's during the Summer months. I had never paid much attention to if there was a recycling bin available at the Market when I go (you'd think I'd notice these thing!).
He's all gunho for the church paying for recycling bins around the park and supporting the Farmers Market by making recycling possible. Which of course fires me up and I feel honored to have even been thought of for the "job." Now of course there is a lot of logistics and making sure the City is ok with things and the Farmers Market Association (yes there's even an association), but in the long run its a great idea and more then appropriate for a Market. Recycling should be a no brainer for something like that!
I have decided if we can't set up recycling bins around the trash bins then maybe I'll get a mobile recycling bin and pull it around the Market and just flat out ask people to recycle. Its easy enough! I don't mind looking like the janitor ... only thing is where to put all the recycling if we get a lot! I don't think all the Market's recycling will fit in my recycling bin at home! Maybe they'll let me have 2 recycling bins! Well...probably not. I can dream though.
But first up on my list before I recycle the market is to get my church to start recycling. 'Nuff said right there! Gotta put your talk into action before trying to implement something like recycling at a Farmers Market on a much smaller scale! I'll let you know how the recycling program at our church and the Farmers Market goes.