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Lisa Allmendinger on August 23rd, 2015

Reggie loves it when readers care enough about recycling to respond with questions and comments. Last week, there were two responders—whoo hoo. More chances to discuss the details and facts of recycling, which educates all recyclers. That’s Reggie’s favorite thing to do. Both readers pointed out the perception of overall environmental costs for paper bags. […]

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(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Nationwide, more and more cities and counties are banning the use of plastic shopping bags. One main reason is the problems they create for recycling efforts. At the Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference held in May, […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Racoon says: Washtenaw County may be joining the movement to ban plastic shopping bags

Lisa Allmendinger on July 19th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) for the information in this story.) Those awaiting curbside recycling bins are in luck. One of WWRA’s product buyers has provided the funds to order bins and they are expected to be delivered in the next three weeks. Please realize […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on July 5th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: I really hope you had a ripping-good July 4th with loads of family fun and fabulous fireworks. Reggie also hopes all those at-home fireworks and sparklers were handled safely, and […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Hope you had a great July 4th

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority (WWRA) for the information in this column.) Did you ever see bags of waste, old tires, couches or appliances alongside one of our beautiful rural roads?  Reggie has … and it is not a pretty picture. Fortunately, there should be much […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Jolly good job, Spring Clean-up was a success

Lisa Allmendinger on June 21st, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Several months ago, regular readers of Reggie’s review will recall that the case was made for trashing, not recycling, plastics 3 through 8—“3 through 8 just didn’t rate.” (The numbers refer to those found in […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Racoon re-lert: all hard plastics can now be recycled

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this story.) Many people are putting in flower or vegetable plants that come from the nurseries, stores or farmers in plastic pots.  So, what does Reggie recommend for all those used plastic containers? There are two answers. […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on May 31st, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Reggie enjoys picnics and barbeques and camping and beaches. Remember, he is a raccoon that reminds readers to remember to be “recycle-responsible.” Reggie asks that you should consider the materials you use with that food […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Ahh…Summer is here at last

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer and the Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority for the information in this column.) Sometimes it is hard to tell if something is paper, which can be recycled, or something else, which can’t. Here is the basic guideline:  If you can tear it, it is paper. For example, the […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon says: Let’s talk more about more paper and cardboard recycling

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Frank Hammer for the information and photos in this column.) Reggie the Recycling Raccoon sure had fun at the Chelsea Farmers Market opening day on Saturday. The sun was warm, the vendors friendly, and the visitors, big as well as small, all seemed to recognize Reggie. Here’s a shout-out […]

Continue reading about Reggie the Recycling Raccoon seen at the opening day of the Saturday Chelsea Farmers Market