Conant’s letter on trash particularly timely
In response to Sherwood Conant’s letter on “Rubbish disposal is island desecration” in the April 28 TGI:
Thank you for speaking up, Sherwood, because now is the perfect time!
The county’s plan for managing solid waste for the next 10 years is being developed right now. The draft Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWMP) is due to be presented to the public “shortly.”
It will be available for public comment for 60 days, with a public hearing at the halfway point, before it is finalized and presented to the County Council and mayor for approval. Those 60 days will be our opportunity to speak up.
To learn more about the ISWMP and what concerned residents can do to influence it, watch and participate in the next Kaua‘i Climate Action forum (presented by the Kaua‘i Climate Action Coalition, Surfrider Foundation Kaua‘i Chapter and Zero Waste Kaua‘i) at 6pm on May 12. The forum is entitled “Talking Trash: Seeking solutions to Kaua‘i’s Solid Waste Crisis; The zero waste approach to sustainability in Kaua‘i’s upcoming, 10-year, solid-waste plan.”
Register at bit.ly/talkingtrashkauai.
Ruta Jordans, Kapa‘a