To the editor:
It is a shame that in 2017 there are parks within the village that do not have recycling bins. Next to every garbage can in every Downers Grove park there needs to be a recycling receptacle! How many plastic drink bottles and empty food containers get placed in the garbage, only to end up in a landfill forever? Plastic does not biodegrade. It breaks down into smaller pieces gradually over time, but those small pieces are still plastic and harmful to living organisms. Recycling should be available in all public spaces. Downers Grove Park District, make this a priority!