A woman learns her great-Aunt’s remains had not been buried, but stored as an unsolved murder mystery in a laboratory for nearly 60 years. With help from a forensic pathologist and family history researcher, the great-niece was finally able to provide a proper burial for her great-Aunt in Sunderland, England. Read the full story from the BBC News HERE.
Ink Cartridge Fundraiser Update
Pat Rongey reports $178 was recently received from the SGS Inkjet toner recycle program. This program helps fund the Ancestry.com subscription on the library’s Siuslaw Room computers. Our drop boxes are located in the library, Habitat for Humanity and at Shipping Solutions.
. . . plastics used in printer cartridges are composed of an engineering grade polymer. This polymer has a notably slow decomposition rate that ranges between 450 to 1000 years to be fully decomposed, depending on the cartridge type. Printer ink may also be leaked, which contributes to pollution in the surrounding environment.