Bristol Recycles Day draws a small crowd

Egidia Vergano, an educator with Rhode Island Resource and Recovery, talks with Bristol resident Gorman Reilly, about recycling in town. Egidia Vergano, an educator with Rhode Island Resource and Recovery, talks with Bristol resident Gorman Reilly, about recycling in town.

Egidia Vergano, an educator with Rhode Island Resource and Recovery, talks with Bristol resident Gorman Reilly, about recycling in town.

Egidia Vergano, an educator with Rhode Island Resource and Recovery, talks with Bristol resident Gorman Reilly, about recycling in town.

About 300 people filtered through the first bi-annual Bristol Recycles Day Saturday, held at the Town Common.

“For a first-time initiative, we’re pretty pleased,” said Keith Maloney, chairman of the recycling committee.

Visitors learned how to pack a lunch using all recyclable materials, generating less waste; the importance of worms in composting; and how to collect and reuse rainwater, among other things.

There was also a station set up for a blind taste test, pitting tap water against bottled water.

“Tap water is pretty comparable to bottled water,” said Aley Dzwill, a Roger Williams University student and member of the school’s Eco-Rep team. “It’s just as good if you use a filter on the spout.”

“Most picked which was tap water accurately,” she said.

The committee will host another like-event in the spring.

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