Columnist hits the mark in expanding recycling

Reader asks, how about expanding on ways to reuse and reduce?

Re: Recycling alone is not enough (Column, Feb. 22)

Congratulations to Charla Huber for her excellent editorial on the impending closure of our landfill. Rather than the usual guilt-tripping, sky-is-falling, hand-wringing impotence that usually accompanies environmental calamity reporting, Ms. Huber has shown us that we can all make a difference with concrete examples of waste reduction from her personal life.

Recycling is the last of the 3R’s. The first two are reduce and reuse. I would love to see Ms. Huber have a regular column where she shows us how to make our own laundry soap, dish detergent and tooth paste.

I think many people are ready to do something about the crisis we are in. Small changes collectively add up to big changes.

Jim Pine

Saanich

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