Service clubs raising recycling awareness

Local service clubs in the Cayman Islands have joined forces to educate the public about recycling.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, members of the Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions service clubs will hand out information at local grocery stores about keeping recycling materials separate and giving tips on how to recycle.

In a joint statement issued Monday, the clubs said, “Recycling bins have become more prominent in Cayman in the past couple of years, but how many residents are truly doing their part to keep recyclable items out of the trash?

“With the recent garbage pickup problems, it would seem if the amount of trash were reduced, there would be less waste to pick up. Not to mention doing the right thing for the environment and teaching the next generation how to take care of our beautiful country.”

The clubs say this is the first time they have banded together for a common cause.

The “Join In” efforts will be held at Foster’s, Hurley’s, Kirk’s and Priced Right stores.

In the run-up to the event, the service clubs have set up a Facebook page that is filled with information for residents to use and they encourage residents to like the page to stay connected to recent updates and information about recycling in Cayman. The Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/joininky.

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