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Environmental Advisory Council Asks Local Businesses to Take Its Single-Use Plastics Survey
The Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is considering recommending that the Newtown implement a single-use plastics resolution. Your response to this survey will help EAC to provide a recommendation that is appropriate for local businesses. Similar actions have been taken or are being considered by Solebury, West Chester, Doylestown Township and Borough and Lower Makefield Township.
TAKE THE SURVEY NOW.
The Newtown Township 2022 Budget was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors at the December 8, 2021, public meeting. The vote was 4-0 vote (Mr. Oxley was absent).
There was only a slight change from the Preliminary (advertised) Budget regarding income projections. See the details here.
Meanwhile, in a public comment before the BOS, resident Frank McCarron gave the Township Manager a lesson in how to properly develop the township budget based on actual numbers rather than essentially cutting and pasting from previous budgets and making inaccurate income and expenditure projections. Mr. McCarron didn't use that language, but that's how some people see the current process.
We dramatically underestimate how much ocean-bound plastic waste we generate. Research shows recycling hasn’t slowed the deluge of plastic pouring into oceans. That’s partly because only 9% of the plastic produced ever gets recycled. Scientists estimate at least 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean annually.
While we work to pick up and repurpose plastic already polluting the earth, it’s vital that we don’t add more to the plastic waste heap. There are simple steps you can take to create small plastic waste reduction wins in your daily life. First, immediately eliminate single-use plastics from your routine. Buy products in sustainable packaging
Read about more steps to reduce plastic waste...
8 December 2021 BOS Meeting Summary
- 2022 Budget Approved
- Public Comment - improving the budget process
- Reports of Officials - Engineer, Police
- 8 December 2021 Bills List - Bills total $354,465.253
- My Detailed Notes - lots of background info and links
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