Don't Throw Away Your straws. Bring them in!

When you stop in at the fast food restaurant or make a quick swing through the drive-thru, the most natural thing in the world is to grab a straw. Thankfully, some restaurants are beginning to ask, but often, when you go out for a sit down meal the servers usually bring  a straw automatically.

We know that some people prefer to use a straw, and some people require them. So we're making it possible to do something useful with the billions of straws that find their way into our waste stream by participating in the TerraCycle plastic straw program.

Just bring your plastic straws to Bluegrass and drop them in the box located in the fellowship hall. We will return them to TerraCycle where they will be upcycled, recycled or repurposed into something fun and useful.

TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.

Today, TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle is widely considered the world’s leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable, post-consumer waste.


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Arcadia monitors your energy usage and prices alongside the market to find you lower rates and match 50% of your usage with clean energy from wind farms.  They are continuously working to save you money with lower rates while making sure your monthly energy usage supports clean energy. All at no cost to you.

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