August - 2018

Understanding "compostable" plastics

With all of the challenges surrounding plastic recycling right now, some of you may be looking for alternatives. Many people have suggested that compostable or biodegradable products could replace their non-recyclable counterparts, but are they a viable option for consumers in Flagstaff?

Find out more about these products here.

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Outreach kits and materials are available

A new page was added to the website to display some of the materials available for your use. So, if you're planning on tabling at an event, canvassing in your neighborhood, or giving a presentation somewhere, give this page a look to find useful outreach materials and kits. 

Make sure to report your hours

Even if you've completed your 30-hour commitment, we'd appreciate you continuing to report your hours so that we can measure the progress of the program and improve your experience.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

There a few different opportunities to volunteer this month. There will still be an opportunity to table at the Farmer's market on Sundays. If you'd like to do B.Y.O. or recycling outreach at the market, make sure to reach out to Dylan. There is also a possibility to help Azulita Project at the market as well, if you are really interested in supporting their mission. Just click on the tabling opportunity you are interested in for contact info. Be sure to keep checking back, as we continue to add volunteer opportunities.

As always, feel free to create your own opportunities and let us know if we can help you by providing outreach materials, helping create presentations, or in any other way.

Not sure how many hours you've completed?

We've compiled all volunteer activity into a Google spreadsheet, which summarizes the various activities each Master Recycler has completed. If you scroll to the bottom, you can find the total number of hours you have completed. We'll be updating the spreadsheet at the end of each month. You can access the spreadsheet here.