It’s easy to agree that energy and natural resources should not be wasted. It’s a consideration for the environment, as well as the financial cost of using more than we need. We are all encouraged to reuse, reduce, recycle and we need your help to become less wasteful.
The Plymouth Harbor resident Conservation Committee has compiled a guidebook of suggested actions that will keep us all on a energy-sensitive path. Produced as a brochure for caregivers who visit, these tips are important for everyone to understand.
You can help conserve electricity usage by:
- Turning off uneeded lights – Your client’s safety is important, but in rooms no one enters, please turn off the lights.
- Adjusting the thermostat – Sometimes it is possible to adjust the thermostat up or down without making your client less comfortable.
Recycling is a Daily Habit
The garbage and food waste from each apartment goes down the chute in the trash room on each floor, but many items can be recycled.
Here is a RECYCLING list to help you know what to put where.
- Paper Container – This is the Biggie
newspapers, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, cards, flattened cereal and show boxes, corrugated cardboard, paper bags flattened
- Commingle Container
All cans, tin, aluminum, rinsed pie pans, Plastics which say in the little triangle on the base #1, #2, #3, #4, #5. #6, and #7. Glass – clear, green and brown
Everything must be rinsed and free of food particles.
If you have any questions, there is a list in the trash room of what we recycle.
How to Recycle unused and expired medicine
These should be taken to the Callahan Center on the second floor of the tower. Disposing of them in that way will keep those chemicals out of the bay and out of our drinking water.
All of us are in this together, trying to make Plymouth Harbor, and our world, a cleaner, safer place.