To the editor:
I would like to thank Wal-Mart for the recycling center they provide to our community. The center not only helps conserve natural resources via recycling, but also saves our community money by reducing the burden on our trash collection and landfill services.
As a winner of the 2005 Waste News Environmental Award, Wal-Mart is being recognized for its many environmentally friendly practices. For example, they are utilizing a wind turbine to provide power to a store in Texas, are experimenting with solar-powered stop signs, are now using bio-based plastics for produce, and have pledged to invest $500 million annually in technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase its trucking fleet's fuel efficiency by 25 percent.
Lawrence has benefited for several years since Wal-Mart first opened their "environmentally friendly" store in Lawrence, and we continue to benefit with their commitment to providing a great recycling center for our community.
Thanks, again, Wal-Mart. Keep up the good work.