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Please help Volunteers needed for Zero Waste effort | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

June 27, 2013 · Updated 8:54 AM
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To the editor:

For three years, Bainbridge Island Zero Waste, an initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge, has been present at major and minor community events to promote resource recovery. From the Taste of Lynwood to the Harvest Fair, the Bluegrass Festival to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art grand opening, Zero Waste volunteers have staffed waste stations to make sure toss-offs get directed into the recycling or compost stream instead of going into the trash, which ends up in an Oregon landfill.

Now comes the biggest event of all, the Grand Ol’ Fourth, along with the July 3 Street Dance. Bainbridge Disposal provides complimentary recycling and composting toters, food vendors purchase recyclable and compostable packaging, and over 40 of your fellow islanders help thousands of celebrants to sort their waste right. It’s a formula for success that has cut the garbage produced by more than 50 percent!

If you can spare a couple of hours on the night of July 3 or during the day on July 4 tending a waste station — no experience is necessary — please contact bizerowaste@sustainablebainbridge.org or call 206-855-9687.

DIANE LANDRY

Coordinator of BI Zero Waste

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