Our friend of many years, Paul Kallmeyer, recently sent us something he came across while going through some old items. This flag was used to introduce recycling to southwestern Connecticut cities and towns back in 1991, and Paul was one of the leaders of that movement.
Recycling was a revolution back then. "You mean we can't just put everything in the garbage can anymore?" was commonly heard.
Since its introduction, recycling has expanded; we can now recycle junk mail, catalogs, magazines, large plastic items, phone books and many more items that couldn't go in the recycling bin back then. Today, Connecticut has the most sustainable solid-waste system in the country, and one of the best in the world, because of our state's use of trash-to-energy and aggressive recycling.