Sunday March 8

RENEW YOUR CHURCH

Jeremiah 6:16  -: This is what the Lord says:

“Stand at the crossroads and look;  ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.”

Can you be an agent of change in your church. Is the your church recycling? So what is the big deal about waste?

Firstly – we are wasting  a junk-load  of money!!

As one example, waste disposal in Cape Town is a critical issue – because we are surrounded by mountain and sea, we have limited access to landfill. The cost of rehabilitating land fill is astronomical – Stellenbosch recently spent R18 million rand on rehabilitating  a landfill site. Once the current landfill is full, we will have to transport waste further and further distances at great cost.

Currently there are 750 trucks moving up and down everyday collecting waste. This costs you – the tax payer – R220,000 per week!! This is money which could be used for housing, education or health.

Secondly  – we owe it to our children and grandchildren. Whatever ends up in  landfill stays there for a long, long time. For instance a milk carton takes 5 years to decompose, a foam cup takes 50 years, a plastic bottle 450 years , a “disposable” nappy 550 years, and a plastic bag between 200 to 1000 years. What will your great, great, great grandkids feel when they see your plastic bottle still here in 2314!!

The good news is this –  it can create money and jobs!

Nationally in South Africa recycling has created over 29000 jobs, and created R15.3 BILLION in the last year . So if we just throw our waste away we are throwing away job opportunities for many people

Can your church take this issue of recycling seriously? This is a service you can offer to the community and to the planet. Find out which companies will come and pick up recycling. If you recycle in bulk you can  also possible  earn some money by doing so.

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