GREENCASTLE -- The Banner Graphic is joining a nationwide paper drive during the month of April to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22.
"If we can double the amount of recycled paper we collect this month, Paper Retriever will double the amount they pay us. All that money goes to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry," said Machelle Whitney with the Banner Graphic.
"We need to recycle 8.66 tons, or 17,320 pounds, of paper to get the money doubled," added Whitney.
Office and school paper, catalogs, magazines, newspapers and old mail and envelopes can be deposited into the green and yellow Paper Retriever bins located in the parking lot at the Banner.
No cardboard, phone books or crosscut shredded paper is accepted.
The Earth Day network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability.
Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join more than one billion people in 190 countries taking action for Earth day.
For more information about the paper drive call Whitney at the Banner Graphic at 653-5151, ext. 15.