Jan. 29, 2019 update: So far the UUCF Climate Action Group has collected 108.79 pounds or 21.8% of its goal. The campaign will continue for several months. Congregants are asked to check the website announcement or fliers around campus for help in determining which items are being accepted.

Want to help prevent plastic bags and other plastic materials from ending up in our oceans, landfills and in the stomachs of our wildlife? The UUCF Climate Action Group (CAG) has launched a campaign to send these items to Trex, a composite decking company.

Please start saving the following items and bring them to UUCF to deposit into the marked receptacle in the Commons. Visit the Commons table after services to learn more about this campaign. Questions? Contact Loretta Rowe.

Trex accepts the following high-density and low-density polyethylene (HDPE and LDPE) plastics that are clean, dry and free of any food residue:

  • Pallet wrap and stretch film
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Wood pellet bags
  • Bubble wrap and air pillows used in packaging
  • Dry cereal bags
  • Re-closable food storage bags
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Case overwrap
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Ice bags
  • Produce bags
  • Salt bags

Please do not include any materials that are collected by regular residential recycling programs.

To tell if a plastic is HDPE or LDPE:

  • Check to see if the packaging is labeled with a 2 or a 4. If so, it can be collected at UUCF unless it is rigid plastic.
  • See if the packaging will stretch when you pull it. If you can, it is accepted at UUCF collection points.
  • If the packaging is shiny or makes crinkling or crunching sound when you squeeze it, it cannot be collected at UUCF.