A Few Words from Our GREEN JUSTICE TEAM

Recycling trash at PUCC is easy!

 *** Used gift cards, credit cards or other plastic membership cards can be placed in the gallon container in the church office. When the container is full, it is taken to Best Buy where they offer free recycling of these cards.

***Scratched or unwanted compact discs and dvd’s can also be placed in the office in the shoe box. These are also taken to Best Buy for free recycling.

***Used bulletins should be recycled in the box at the rear of the sanctuary or in the choir robing room.

***Used children’s books can be donated to the Manna Food Pantry. There are boxes downstairs in the hallway under the lions!

***Used cardboard or office paper can be recycled using the trash can in the Adult

Sunday School Room designated for that purpose.

Knowing how long it takes your garbage to decompose in the environment should make you think twice when you’re considering whether or not to recycle. For example: 

 

Glass bottle……………………………1 million years 

Monofilament fishing line…………… …600 years 

Plastic beverage bottles………………..450 years 

Disposable diapers……………………..450 years 

Aluminum cans…………………………80-200 years 

Foamed plastic cups……………………50 years 

Tin cans………………………………..50 years 

Leather…………………………………50 years 

Nylon fabric…………………………….30 – 40 years 

Plastic bag………………………………10-20 years 

Cigarette butt…………………………..1-5 years 

Wool sock……………………………….1 year 

Plywood…………………………………1-3 years 

Apple core………………………………2 months 

Newspaper………………………………6 weeks 

Orange or banana peel…………………..2-5 weeks 

Paper towel……………………………..2-4 weeks 

 

Information Source: U.S. National Park Service, Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, Florida

 

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