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President's Message (Jim Koshi)
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94 National Convention Report (Sue Irvine)
Why Don't We Vote?
United Nations
LWVHI Program, 1993-1995
Health Care Reform (Elizabeth Adams)
Politics in '94
Population - A Problem Everywhere
Law of the Sea
Cable Access
Recycling in Hawaii
Global Warming
Writing a Congressperson
Citizen's Guide to National Voter Registration
75th Anniversary

Recycling in Hawaii

Waste not, want not

The Recycling Association of Hawaii (RAH) reported in its spring issue on boosting markets for recycling. Their front page article by Celia Hildebrand describes efforts to "close the loop" by buying articles made locally of recycled material.

Suck 'Em Up Oil Change Boxes and Easy Way Oil Change Boxes are both locally produced of plastic bags and shredded and pulverized papers. Your dry cleaner and grocery store bags, and papers do have another life! Polystyrene foam is being made into soil aeration materials and some counties are finally turning yard trimmings into soil amendments.

RAH asks us all to think globally and act locally. They urge everyone to think of "wastes" (paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum) as a great treasure-considered as raw materials to feed a recycling and remanufacturing process.

Most league members are attuned to recycling concepts, but occasionally we need to be reminded that we are part of the problem -- and the solution.

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