Tara Cleary of the Jewish Journal and Christopher Swain, an environmental educator, have organized a Shetland Park Ethical Recycling Event, April 23 – 27, to help The Jewish Journal, a Shetland Park tenant, celebrate Earth Day. Clean out the old electronics from your office and closets! Encourage your employees to bring in their old electronics from home! Here’s the scoop:
- Pay $1 per pound and we’ll come to you and take-away!
- Schedule your pick up and on-site weighing with Chris at 617-233-4120 or email@example.com.
- This event serves as a mini-fundraiser for the Journal, as 15 percent of all fees collected will be donated back to the nonprofit organization.
The cost to recyle a wide variety of materials ethically (basically anything with a plug or a cord) is $1 per pound. The event is a mini-fundraiser for the Journal, with 15 percent of all fees collected to be donated to the organization. The Journal also recently launched its electronic edition to “go green” in an initiative to phase out the print edition and it has been especially popular with snowbirds who can now get their copy online.
Chris Swain, pictured above, has a commitment to improving the environment and in 2004 swam the 81 miles of the Charles River (in segments) as a platform to create an educational program in the schools. Swain has brought his message to 70,000 kids since 2001. His current project of swimming the rivers from the Maine Coast to Washington D.C. has already begun, and he uses these trips to measure the PH in the water, teaching children how the pollutants have been found in fish. He has organized family beach clean-ups and many Ethical Electronics Recycling events, where cellphones laptops, computer, tv’s etc., can be disposed of properly.
Why Ethical Disposal? When electronic items are just “dumped” their chemicals eventually get into the waters which flow into the ocean. PDBE and PCB’s, are just two toxic chemical families now found in the ocean. Used electronic devices, commonly referred to as “e-waste,” pose a massive risk to waterways, ecosystems, human and animal health. They are frequently exported from developed nations to developing nations.
Materials that will be accepted at the event include televisions, computers, monitors, telephones, cell phones and smart phones, laptops, keyboards, drives, cables, cords, peripherals, e-readers, copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, stereo equipment, speakers, CD & DVD players, iPods, iPads, tablets, MP3 players, remotes, VCRs, projectors, still and video cameras (film and digital), PDAs, radios and radio equipment, answering machines, camcorders, typewriters, game systems, games, pagers, fans, vacuums, humidi-fiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, microwave ovens, toasters, blenders, “dorm-room style” refrigerators, power tools, ink and toner cartridges, USB media, CDs, DVDs, video and audio tapes, floppy diskettes, filing cabinets and office furniture.
Current law prohibits these materials from being tossed in the regular municipal trash pickup, so this is a unique opportunity to dispose of such items in an ethical manner. Please note that no fluorescent bulbs, washers, dryers, large appliances or hazardous materials will be accepted.