The PC Green
E-Waste Event a Big Success!
As our final celebration of Earth Day/Week, the US Green Club ran the 5th annual E-Waste Drive on Sunday 4/27! The beautiful weather helped make it a wonderful day. Though I won’t have the official totals for a little while, I’m pretty sure this electronics recycling drive was out most successful in terms of the number of PC families who participated. Thanks to everyone who came out! We collected a HUGE pile of electronics, batteries, and CFL light bulbs.
For those of you interested, we worked with E-Force Compliance, a Philadelphia recycling company who has been a leader in environmentally-friendly electrical and industrial recycling for decades. They have every certification an e-waste handler can get.
Recycling electronics keeps harmful or toxic materials out of landfills and gets more life out of the raw materials found in these items. As you go through the year, put your e-waste aside so that you can dispose of them responsibly. And remember, of the “reduce-reuse-recycle” mantra, the first two are the best! So consider whether you really need (or even want) that gadget before you buy it, and consider donating still-useful items to one of many services that can use them. Here is a link to a good list of recycling resources in Philadelphia.
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