First Bank of Greenwich joins recycling campaign

Local businesses are banding together in a recycling campaign to collect and safely dispose of used cellphones.

The Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board has announced that The First Bank of Greenwich has recently joined the effort.

John Howland, CEO of The First Bank of Greenwich, said, “Collecting cell phones for recycling is a simple and effective means to recover metals and batteries which would otherwise end up in the trash.”

Cell phones may be dropped off during regular business hours at The First Bank of Greenwich, as well as at Perrot Library in Old Greenwich, Holly Hill E-waste, New England Cleaners in Greenwich, and Greenwich Green & Clean at Pemberwick Park.

Consumers replace cell phones every 18 to 24 months which adds up to millions of obsolete phones annually in the USA. Old and broken cell phones are shipped to recycling centers and separated in a process which recovers metals, rechargeable batteries and plastics for further recycling.

Cell phones may also be dropped off at Paper Shredding on April 26 at Island Beach parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For information, contact [email protected]

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