New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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1. Recycle glass food contain© and aluminum cans at Gtassl^^B Recyclers at 142 Trade Center]
2. Recycle motor oil at Bradzoit Tent: Minute Change, 988 Mission ■■■ 0401; Minit-Lube 1466 S. MHM 629-3350; or Precision Tune^V; V.a; Seguin Ave., 620-7000.
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5. Keep grass at least two WSB® high to shade roots. I
6. Use biodegradable soaps a(| detergents.
7. Use natural pest control methods in your garden.
8. Compost food and yard debris.
9. Don’t buy furniture mao* front tropical hardwoods.
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77. Wash your car with a bucket rather than running water
78. Don’t own more than one car unless necessary.
79. Don’t let gas or oil engines idle.
80. ©Obi buy unnecessary electrical
42. Invest in a battery charger and gadgets.!
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43. Buy loose instead of 'prepack- than rinisungWrunning waterMj—I aged vegetables and fruits.
44. Complain about excess
11. Buy organically grown fruits and packaging.
12. Install a low-ftow shower head, J
13. Maintain your car as directed in the owner's manual. *
14. Change the oil in your car regu-tarty.
15. Have the emissions control system in your car inspected yearly.
16. Cut down on unnecessary dri-| ving and jackrabbit starts! .
17. Drive a vehk| economy.
118. Immediately repair leaks in your
45. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable ones.
46. Avoid disposable plates, cups and utensils.
47. Use rags instead of paper towels.
48. Use the back of discarded paper
ll pair all leaky faucets.
83. Avoid colored tissue, paper towels and napkins.
84. Donl buy non-returnable bottles or canned beverages.
85. Don’t buy plastic bags for sandwiches and trash.
86. Take a trash container to the beach and pick up litter.
87. Don’t buy ivory, tortoise-shell, coral, reptile skins, cat pelts or other
vehicle with good fuel
for scratch paper.
49. Be responsible and creative with products from endangered animals leftover food. and plants.
50. Use the water from cooking veg- 88. Hold on to helium-filled balloons,
etabies to make soup. 89. Take a coffee cup to work
51. Mend and repair rather than dis- instead of using disposable ones,
refrigerator and recycle chlorofluorcar- card and replace. 90. Reuse manila envelopes,
bons when servicing or scrapping. 52. Invest in well-made, functional 91. Carpool whenever possible.
19. Check your car tor air condition- clothing. 92. Use latex paint instead of oil
ing leaks and make sure chlorofluor- 53. Purchase goods in reusable or based paint
carbons are recycled whenever the recyclable containers
car mr conchonat \& scrapped— | . 20. Install fans in your home.
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54. Use non-toxic pest control.
55. Eat foods from low on the food chain instead of meat.
56. Avoid highly processed foods.
57. Support food and living cooperatives.
58. Volunteer to maintain local parks and wilderness areas.
59. Discover your watershed and work to protect it
93. Stop junk mail.
94. Practice responsible family planning.
95. Support organizations involved In rain forest conservation.
96. Teach your children ecological wisdom.
97. Research socially responsible investments.
98. Ride a bus when possible.
99. Cultivate varieties of plants that
60. Oppose the use of roadside can tolerate drought defoliants. 100. When possible walk or ride a
61. Learn where your waste and bike on short trips instead of driving, sewage goes. 101. Educate yourself and others pn
run while you 62. Keep hazardous chemicals in issues pertaining to the environment, spill-proof containers.
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Thursday, April 22,1993
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Vol. 141, No. 109
Recycling reaps few profits, but good feelings
By MANUEL ALVEAR Herald-Zeitung
Warm weather and Earth Day activities help increase recycling efforts during the summer months, according to area recyclers.
During the past years, the world has increased environmental awareness, and recyclers say that this emphasis on their service has encouraged most to continue recycling for personal satisfaction.
According to Kim Patterson, dispatcher for Wood Sanitation in Sattler, recycling with that business is done more for the social benefits than for money.
Patterson said that recyclable material brought to the company was strictly for donation and funds raised go to a scholarship fund for local schools.
“It depends on the people — some people don’t want to go to the trouble of making separate bags for item,” Patterson said. “Once they hear the cause that it’s going to, they like it more."
The company, which receives referrals from New Braunfels, accepts aluminum and Number I and 2 plastics, Patterson said.
Commercial plastic containers are marked with three arrows and a number between one and seven, she said. Wood accepts only those plastic items marked with a one or two.
Wood does not accept newspapers or glass, and refers donations of these items to San Antonio.
“... I have to say they aren’t going to make much money from it. But people and groups will do it, and it makes them feel good. That’s their main reason now.”
Alton Newell, Newell Recycling Company
Alton Newell, owner of Newell Recycling Company, said that with reduced markets for some products, recycling opportunities, are limited.
He agreed decreases in the market meant most people who recycle do so to help improve the environment.
Newell said the San Antonio-based business no longer accepted glass, plastics or newspaper because of reduced markets.
“We dropped one load of plastic one time and didn’t make enough to pay for the freight”
Newell said the recycling increased during the summer because people used more containers and were more willing to go out to gather materials, but the environment is more motivation than money.
“I hate to break their enthusiasm, but I sec people bundling materials, and I have to say they aren’t going to make much money from it" said Newell. “But people and groups will do it, and it makes them feel good. That’s their main reason now.”
Locals work to secure a safe environment
By GARY P. CARROLL Hora Id-Zeitung
Although the impetus behind the environmental group Securing A Future Environment was opposing Lafarge Corporation’s attempt to burn hazardous waste, Board Member Paul Pennington said the group is dedi cated to numerous environmentally friendly issues.
“It was founded by some citizens who participated in the first town meeting in 1990,” Pennington said. “Fifteen hundred people showed up for that meeting and 500 marched through New Braunfels for the rally of people opposed to Lafarge’s plan to bum hazardous waste in New Braunfels.”
According to Pennington SAFE, a non-profit organization, was organized to defend the New Braunfels environment and has members in Travis and Bexar counties as well as Comal County.
“We’re not Greenpeace-oriented people,” Pennington said. “We’re members of the Chamber, independent businessmen, Democrats, Republicans — main streamers.”
Pennington said SAFE acts as an advocate for the public health and safety of the residents of New Braunfels. He said the tool most utilized is education of community members and getting out the correct information on environmental issues that impact the citizens in this area.
Following the recent decision of Lafarge, Pennington said SAFE will now intensify efforts regarding the pumping limitations on the Edwards Aquifer.
Pennington said SAFE will work with John Hall, the chairman of the Texas Water Commission, regarding the Edwards Aquifer and flow of the Comal Springs to come up with way* to preserve them in the present and protect them for the future.
“WTiat we have learned form Lafarge is that when our community leaders stand together we can protect our way of life in Comal County," Pennington said. “We think San Antonio could learn a lesson from the Lafarge decision when it conies to the people of New Braunfels protecting their way of life: Getting involved can make a difference ’
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, mStammtischm represents a sitting place reserved for a gropp of special people — or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the day’s happenings. See more Stammtisch on page 3.Best Wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Roger Harrison, Dana Ninneman, T J. Caballero, Michael Engels and Candace Stephens. Belated Birthday wishes go to Kyle Voo sen.
Anniversary wishes go to Lawrence and Debbie Intrau.
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