Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Revived program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine
Christopher Smyth and Cathy Roberts, both of Four Corners Back Country Horsemen, have revived a recycling program for hay-baling twine started by several years ago by the La Plata County 4-H program. The group has collected between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds of the plastic twine since the springtime and aims to collect 10,000 more pounds over the winter.
Christopher Smyth of Four Corners Back Country Horsemen holds hay-baling twine that has been dropped off into a collection bag at Basin Coop. Twine can be dropped off at Basin Coop in Durango and Arriola Coop in Cortez.
Hay-baling twine is made of polypropylene, a plastic which takes 50 years to decompose but is 100 percent recyclable.
Kalen Elliott of Basin Coop loads a bale of straw wrapped with baling twine into the back of Michael Vavrina’s SUV.
Straw is wrapped with baling twine at Basin Coop.

Program collects thousands of pounds of hay-bale twine in Southwest Colorado

Christopher Smyth and Cathy Roberts, both of Four Corners Back Country Horsemen, have revived a recycling program for hay-baling twine started by several years ago by the La Plata County 4-H program. The group has collected between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds of the plastic twine since the springtime and aims to collect 10,000 more pounds over the winter.
Christopher Smyth of Four Corners Back Country Horsemen holds hay-baling twine that has been dropped off into a collection bag at Basin Coop. Twine can be dropped off at Basin Coop in Durango and Arriola Coop in Cortez.
Hay-baling twine is made of polypropylene, a plastic which takes 50 years to decompose but is 100 percent recyclable.
Kalen Elliott of Basin Coop loads a bale of straw wrapped with baling twine into the back of Michael Vavrina’s SUV.
Straw is wrapped with baling twine at Basin Coop.
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