Editorial: Green Up - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Editorial: Green Up

Editorial Green Up 12-5-07

Prosperity poses potential problems when we don't recycle waste.

Alabama's Department of Environmental Management planned to reduce landfill waste by 25% over the past dozen years. Instead, it appears to have grown 50%.

Nationwide estimates show a 32% recycling rate.

Alabama estimates an 8% rate.

We can and need to do better.

Montgomery offers residential curbside recycling.

Take advantage of this service. It makes recycling as easy as possible - you just place your recyclables in an orange bag next to your trash container on trash day. A new replacement bag is left for you.

Some places - like Wetumpka - offer recycling centers. They are very helpful as well.

Landfills are finite. Do your part to keep them open.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Wet Pattern Continues

    Wet Pattern Continues

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:25:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Bring your raincoat to church and brunch, just in case an isolated shower passes over you this morning! Showers and storms will become much more numerous by this afternoon. In fact, today will be very similar to Saturday: rain will range from light showers to strong storms, it won't rain on everyone and it won't rain all day. Also similar to yesterday, temperatures will stay in the 70s and 80s for most of you. The wet pattern continues through the first half of the upcoming wo...

    More >>

    Bring your raincoat to church and brunch, just in case an isolated shower passes over you this morning! Showers and storms will become much more numerous by this afternoon. In fact, today will be very similar to Saturday: rain will range from light showers to strong storms, it won't rain on everyone and it won't rain all day. Also similar to yesterday, temperatures will stay in the 70s and 80s for most of you. The wet pattern continues through the first half of the upcoming wo...

    More >>
  • Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

    Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:27:02 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:22:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hot...(AP Photo/Noah Berger). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hot...

    An AP analysis finds a clear connection between warmer temperatures out west and more land burned by wildfires.

    More >>

    An AP analysis finds a clear connection between warmer temperatures out west and more land burned by wildfires.

    More >>
  • US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-08-19 11:26:45 GMT
    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:22:28 GMT
    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.

    More >>

    The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly