Newnan shops team up with city, county to recycle wine bottles
From Staff Reports
Phyllis Graham of candy shop Let Them Eat Toffee teamed up with other downtown merchants, the city of Newnan, Keep Newnan Beautiful, and Coweta County to recycle empty wine bottles used at the recent event “Summer Wined Up.”
“Phyllis really spearheaded the idea with her shop,” said Newnan Business Development Director Hasco Craver. “She contacted me at the office and cooperated with other merchants to collect their wine bottles. She collected easily over 100.”
“We’re grateful to the county for allowing us to recycle the bottles there,” said Graham. “I would like to use this recycling project to build upon for future events and make sure the community becomes aware of what recycling can do for the environment but also for the community as a whole. I would love to see the few recycle bins we have around the square get used more.”
“We want to make sure the community knows that recycling not only makes economic sense, but also business and community sense as well. I think it will make for a much cleaner community,” added Graham.
“Recycling has become such a large part of the worldwide community that the new generation almost expects it,” agreed Carol Duffey, Keep Newnan Beautiful program director.
“We want to make sure that those services are available for the new generation so that they get the opportunity to help out and recycle as well.”
For more information about recycling and how to keep the Newnan and Coweta community clean, visit keepnewnanbeautiful.org .