N E W S
ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SUBJECTS, LIKE FOREVER!!!
INAUGURAL MEETING: http://www.ctn.state.ct.us/ctnplayer.asp?odID=16867
SPEAKER WONDERS WHY HE IS DOING THIS...BETHEL FIRST SELECTMAN (CCM) AT RIGHT
Reusing beer bottles in bottle recycling - and recycling isn't free, so it means
higher taxes. Various interest groups represented - WestCOG (CCM)?
INDUSTRY, CONSULTANT AND FIRST SELECTMAN (BARKHAMSTED) - C.O.S.T.- SPEAKS AGAINST SINGLE STREAM
Is "the glass is half empty" or the reverse? Costs of recycling
are through the roof...various speakers remind each other that we are a
WE ARE NOW LOOKING TO "UNWRAP" HOW WE DO THINGS.
Consultant now pushing bio-waste recycling reflects on the real problem - where is the market headed?
PRESENTATION TO P&Z REQUESTED
AT PLANNING & ZONING OCT. 7, 2019 PARTICIPATION IN PLAN:
"THERE IS MUCH MENTIONED IN DRAFT THAT IS COMPLETE" ...AND MUCH MORE NOT MENTIONED AT ALL, AS WE HEARD IT...
Sustainability Is asked to please supply in writing more specific ideas for "Town Plan" than have been reported in draft Plan so far.
REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE
Now, with capabilities strengthened with
"alternate" membership, Sustainability Committee given new assignment by
their appointing body:
From the Selectmen's agenda September 5, 2019
So what happens to a good idea that gets too popular?
The State of Connecticut passes a law that takes over local
one! WHICH IT DID IN 2019!!! (Including no more 10 cent
charge after August 1, 2019 for paper bags in towns that had such laws.)
Everybody's doin' it - here's exactly who: https://www.westport-news.com/news/article/See-where-your-town-stands-on-a-plastic-bag-ban-13740951.php
But watch out for CT law looming...
FRACKING ORDINANCE "HOW MANY WOULD FAVOR IT?" Same idea as mentioned for plastic bags - now CT law.
2019 begins with a bang Jan. 3rd 2019
Board of Selectmen held Public Hearing on "Fracking Ban" Ordinance and
voted to pass it 2-1. CT passes its own, overriding local ones in
Board of Selectmen
12-20-18: Committee gets change to its membership structure to
allow for 2 alternates. Senator-Elect Haskell was present.
HOLIDAY GIFT TO ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS
From our newspaper of record, The Norwalk HOUR, for those who care about the planet a lot, for Xmas and all year 'round!
Story in the DAY: Fire at recycling plant spreads to junkyard, December 2018.
Cynic that I am, was this an insurance fire (considering that the bottom has fallen out of the recycling market)? And while we are at it, we have uploaded our original "junkyard" page.
And by the way. "environmental justice" is going to be a big thing this coming Sessikon 2009.
LINK TO CT MIRROR SERIES
MARKET FOR RECYCLING PLASTIC BAGS?
CHECK OUT SOME NEW STUFF IN THE PIPELINE AT SELECTMEN
Grozinger sitting in on Sustainability Committee for Selectmen -
proposed motion to have Town Administrator pursue these measures with
Town Attorney. passes
(PLASTIC) BAG BAN
Click here for our report on Selectmen's Meeting/Public Hearings October 4, 2018.
And how about regional impact here: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Norwalk-council-committee-to-discuss-plastic-bag-13309058.php
How to implement it? MINUTES NOW POSTED!!! Thank you!!!
From the Norwalk HOUR article 10-18-18 on "Ordinance Committee" meeting:
Norwalk HOUR report of Council question below, left. Enforcement easy in Weston Center's few shops and one supermarket.
- In Weston we don't have this Norwalk perceived "problem"... since our Ordinance just approved only
applies to the seven (7) "retail" stores at Weston Center.
- In Weston
enforcement is done like Arthur Miller (who may have lived in Weston - or was that only Marilyn who did?) described in "The Crucible."
A C T I O N
it is time to actually do something!
Welcome to our newest sub-page. It has evolved out of the "Sustainability Study 2012" page.
We have inaugurated it, inspired by a seemingly willing PPP group - it makes sense now.
Please read closely an article in The Norwalk HOUR Tuesday, October 16, 2018: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Norwalk-council-committee-to-discuss-plastic-bag-13309058.php
Previously, Norwalk's progress: https://www.thehour.com/news/texas/article/Market-forces-put-America-s-recycling-industry-in-13294803.php
What does About Town know about the subject? Would you believe
that we have been knowledgeable about junkyards - the "secondary
materials industry" since @1966? After this, we applied out
newfound understanding to the non-ferrous secondary materials industry
inparticular, in Jersey City, N.J.