Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Monday, April 4, 2011

saving cans

The other day a staff member mentioned that we desperately needed to get to St. Thomas with our recycled cans, as the pile of our collected cans from camp was growing out of control. There is a place on St. Thomas that will recycle cans if you bring them yourself, so each trip we make to St. Thomas we try to load-up with cans. I decided to take a stroll over to our "aluminum can storage area," which is basically nothing more than a 12ft by 12ft covered shed. Much to my surprise we had cans overflowing the shed and stacked all along the outside!

I took a different look at the huge pile than most; since there is very little on this island that can be recycled, I liked how our recycling storage area was being used to the max! It reminded me of the saying "give him an inch and he'll take a yard." - as in, give us one thing to recycle on this island and we'll put our best effort into giving you as much as possible.

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