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By Dan Rudy 

Roller derby team takes on task of Wrangell recycling


January 26, 2017

Dan Rudy / Petersburg Pilot

Jennifer Wiederspohn and Erica Tlachac crush cans outside of Bobs' IGA on Saturday, prior to recycling. Members of the Garnet Grit Betties, the team has taken on the local aluminum collection left over after the local Lions Club chapter closed last summer.

WRANGELL – Taking up the mantle left by the Lions Club after it closed its Wrangell chapter last summer, the Garnet Grit Betties roller derby team is continuing its aluminum collection program.

For two decades the club had raised money for itself through the program, as aluminum is one of the few recyclable materials which can turn a profit for collectors. Reprocessing the material is considerably more efficient than producing it from bauxite ore, a savings which makes it more profitable than iron scrap and similarly reclaimed commodities.

The Betties had worked out an arrangement with th...

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