It’s Time to Talk about Trees, Recycling and Paper Shredding

Letter to the Editor

We generally take trees for granted, but they are a key to climate change. Photosynthesis (remember Bio 101) is the process by which Trees turn Sunlight into food for insects, wildlife and people. Trees provide nesting habitats, shade, beauty and wood for home construction. Tree roots act as nature’s water filters just as leaves filter air pollution.

And – trees are often turned into paper for every day uses.

Here’s where you can step up. Keep paper out of the trash by recycling. But take particular care when dropping personal papers into your single stream bin because identity theft can begin in your bin.

Paper Shredding is a great option to protect your personal information and be assured the paper is being recycled.

Over the past two and a half years, Greenwich citizens have shredded 30.84 Tons of paper from approximately 557 trees. All shreds were properly recycled.

Next Shredding Day is November 1at Island Beach parking lot from 9am to 1pm.

Cost is $1 per box, or donate 1 can of Tuna or Fruit per box for local Thanksgiving collection. Maximum: 8 boxes per car. Please be sure to remove all plastic, cardboard or metal bindings and clips. Staples are ok.

The event is sponsored by Santaguida Sanitation and The First Bank of Greenwich, and organized by Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board and Greenwich Green & Clean. For information, email: [email protected]

Respectfully submitted
Joanne Clark
Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board

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Hundreds of Cars Queue up for Paper Shredding Event