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RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW - Recycling in Washington: Vancouver Po

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February 20 (6:30 - 8:45 PM)

Tonight's potluck will be rescheduled so as many people as possible are home and off the roads in our snowy weather. Be safe and stay tuned for the new date.

The Northwest VEG Vancouver potluck is making some changes. We are working to find both the best day and best location for the potluck. The February potluck will be held Tuesday evening Feb. 20 (note the new day) at the Columbia Bank at 101 East 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. You can come for the potluck at 6:30, the presentation at 7:30, or both.

Washington has one of the highest recycling rates in the country, but contamination of recyclables, coupled with China’s recently implemented ban on importation of postconsumer plastic and unsorted paper, has resulted in loads of recyclables piling up, and not enough buyers to use all that material. Learn more about this. Following our potluck, Rich McConaghy and Julie Gilkerson of the City of Vancouver solid waste and recycling program will join Peter Spendelow of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (and Northwest VEG Co-President) to talk about recycling, and when it makes sense and when it doesn’t make sense to recycle.

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