Eco Tip: Pre-Cycle Cards & Paper

Marsha Low, Weavers Way Environment Committee

It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself inundated with unsolicited holiday cards, wrapping paper and calendars that arrive in the mail from various nonprofit organizations. You could always recycle those you can’t put to good use, but here’ a better solution: Take them to Stenton Family Manor in Germantown, a city emergency shelter for families, located at 1300 E. Tulpehocken St. Or contact a nursing home to see if they could put them to good use. Greeting cards can be costly, and calendars often have great pictures of animals and scenes of nature that both children and the elderly can enjoy.