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GBG Launches New Recycling Program

Grow Berlin Green (GBG), a campaign to promote conservation and environmental protection in the Town of Berlin will be initiating a new TerraCycle program beginning this Friday, September 10, 2010.

TerraCycle is company that makes affordable, eco-friendly products from a wide range of different non-recyclable waste matters. This company runs a free national collection program that pays non-profits for their waste.

Berlin resident Kathy Winte is spearheading this program to raise funds for GBG and will coordinate and orchestrate the collection, sorting and mailing of the disposed waste of non-recyclable trash items.

The town has generously agreed to place two containers secured next to the paper/cardboard recycle container located at the recycle station at the John Howard Burbage Park on William Street for residents to dispose these non-recyclable trash items.

The non-recyclable trash items include corks, chip bags, cookie wrappers, juice pouches and coffee packs which are turned into plastic items such as coolers, trash cans, pavers, bricks, fence posts and more. Visit GBG’s website,
http://www.growberlingreen.org/HowitWorks.htm

to see what trash products you can TerraCycle to keep yet more trash out of the landfill.

TerraCycle was founded in 2001, by a 19 year old Princeton University freshman named Tom Szaky. TerraCycle started as an organic fertilizer company and has grown into a multi-category, eco-friendly powerhouse. Tom’s dream was to find a new, more responsible way of doing business that would be good for the planet, people and the bottom line. TerraCycle has won many awards and accolades for its environmentally responsible business modes from Inc. Magazine, Red Herring, The Home Depot, The Environmental Journal, The Social Venture Network, Zerofoodprint and many other highly regarded organizations. Check them out at

http://www.TerraCycle.Net website information.

Any questions, concerns or clarifications on the program, please contact Kathy at k_winte@yahoo.com.

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