Recycling efforts ramped up in community parks

The parks around Anthem are about to get a little bit greener...by getting bluer. DSC_6990

If you take a stroll through Community Park, Opportunity Way Park or Liberty Bell Park, you might notice a new blue recycle container next to the regular trash bin. That is thanks to a generous donation from Republic Services, who provides trash service to those who live east of I-17 in Anthem.

Republic Services recently donated more than 20 permanent recycle containers to the ACC in an effort to improve recycling throughout the community. Coupled with the bi-annual Go Green events, the hope is that Anthem can help do its part to reduce waste and protect the environment.

According to a recent article in “National Geographic,” an estimated 91% of plastic that has been produced in the world has not been recycled. That staggering statistic helps illustrate the global crisis facing our population. At the current rate, predications hold that by mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish, ton for ton.

Speaking of Go Green, the next event takes place Sept. 28 in the lower lot of Community Park. A comprehensive list of what you can
(and can’t) recycle is listed on Go Green's page.