With the drastic cutbacks in the list of materials usually accepted for recycling, emphasis is increasingly being placed on the two “partners” of recycling, reduce and reuse. Often this emphasis falls under the now ubiquitous term of “sustainability.”

According to the United Nations (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, this is defined as “meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs while fostering environmental responsibility.”

Judie Butterfield is chairman of the borough’s Recycling Committee and can be reached at 717-337-0724 or jbfd@comcast.net.

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