In the spirit of providing (ahem) objective journalism, we here, at Recyclists' Spin, need to make a clarification.
It's possible that past posts MAY have left readers with the impression that Cowichan Recyclists are the sole people-powered recyclers here in Cowichan.
As you can see by the photo, this is far from being the case.
Two workers in Cowichan Bay — North America's first Cittaslow designated community — are, after building this beautiful public recycling centre, seen pushing and pulling it toward it's final destination.
Now that truly is people-powered, slow-moving, earth-loving dedication.
Last year Cowichan Bay's Maritime Centre, at the behest of the Cowichan Bay Improvement Area board of directors, began making public recycling a reality by building these wooden structures.
We've had the pleasure of emptying the bins, and pedaling the materials back to the recycling yard in Duncan.
All in all, it's a perfect partnership, and an excellent example of when things are slowed down it's easier to spot a good idea.
It looks like people-powered resource recovery is catching on!