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Presbyterian church volunteers collect two truckloads of polystyrene, Styrofoam
The temperature was barely above zero on Saturday morning, but the Arctic-like conditions were no hindrance to many determined area residents who braved the cold to bring polystyrene and Styrofoam packaging materials to a recycling drive at the Oswego Presbyterian Church on Route 25 in Oswego.
From 9 a.m. to noon, the volunteer members of the church’s Earth Care Team helped residents unload packaging materials from their vehicles.
Ken Mozingo, Earth Team leader, reported the team, which organized and sponsored the event, collected two truckloads of recycling materials and delivered it to Dart Inc. in North Aurora.
“We are very grateful that Dart has a recycling capability within a short driving distance,” Mozingo said.
He added that the team turned over bags of foam packing “peanuts” and other small non-recyclable packaging foam to a local resident and eBay seller who uses the material to protect items that she ships.
Mozingo noted that the church received no compensation for taking the packaging materials to Dart.
“The Earth Care Team at OPC does this simply as a service to the community and as modest public statement of our commitment to sustainable lifestyles and [the] caring of creation,” he said.
Mozingo added the Earth Care Team has already planned another polystyrene/Styrofoam recycling event on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.