Environmental advocates will go door to door

Campaign staff from Toxics Action Center, a regional non-profit that helps communities clean up and prevent pollution, announced it will be going door to door in Wilton this month as part of its annual membership drive. The organization is working to build support to convince Governor Malloy to move Connecticut towards more recycling.

According to Wilton police, the group does not need a permit to go door to door.

“Connecticut relies heavily on incineration,” the organization said in a press release. “We burn more of our trash than any other state, releasing tons of toxic chemicals that pollute our air and water and wasting valuable resources. As a result, we recycle less than 30% of our waste.

“We know that up to 90% of what we throw away can be recycled, so we are calling on the governor and DEEP Commissioner Klee to move Connecticut towards zero waste by setting a goal of 60% waste diversion by 2024 and 80% by 2050.”

Information: toxicsaction.org.