Letter: America Recycles Day is Nov. 15

To the Editor,

America Recycles Day on November 15th is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs. Single stream recycling has provided us with increased opportunities to reduce our trash but we still need to be vigilant about minimizing the amount of waste we produce, even if it is recyclable.

“Re-use” plays an important role in recycling so let’s pause before we lift the garbage can lid and think before we deny an unwanted item that second life. Take that extra time to find a better home than the waste stream for usable “stuff” you’re discarding – after all, your trash may be someone else’s treasure. 

Greenwich takes pride in its recycling program and, along with some amazingly energetic and passionate volunteers, is constantly seeking new initiatives to improve all aspects of waste reduction. 

America Recycles Day is not just a one-day event – our actions affect the environment EVERY day and recycling and re-using play an important role in conserving natural resources. Thanks for recycling and not throwing it all away!

Sally Davies
Chair, Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board

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