FOX 50 helps collect 119,830 lbs of electronics to be recycled in only four hours at the Electronics Collection Event.
FOX 50 recently put partnered with Creative Recycling Systems, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, and MRM to put together a new type of green effort. It was an Electronics Collection Event that took place at three different Triangle locations on Saturday, June 27, 2009, including Best Buy parking lots in Durham, Raleigh, and Cary.
The one-day collection event was free to the public and expected to divert thousands of pounds of electronics from the local solid waste stream. The collected material was then to be processed by Creative Recycling Systems of North Carolina. Using automated and state-of-the-art technology to responsibly handle end-of-life and surplus electronic equipment, CRS provides a true environmental solution for e-scrap. For more information about Creative Recycling, please visit www.crserecycling.com.
MRM, a joint venture between Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba, is leading the way to make electronics recycling more convenient for consumers. With collection sites across the United State, MRM is working towards long-term and sustainable electronics recycling. For more information about MRM, please visit www.mrmrecycling.com.
Additional event partners include: Duke Recycling, UNC Recycling, NC State Recycling, Durham County, City of Durham, City of Durham Recycling, City of Raleigh Recycling, the Sustainable Duke Program and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
FOX 50’s Aolani Donegan enthusiastically helps with the effort.
Volunteers help load the donated items on trucks.
The day was a success and the partners are even discussing dates for the next event with FOX 50 representatives.
- Total Electronics Weight dropped off = 119,830 lbs (in just four hours!)
- That consisted of 1,275 units (CRTs) also collected = 48,725 lbs.
This ecycling event did so much for our environment and our communities at large.
The ecycling event will help keep electronic equipment out of landfills in the Triang.e
Thanks to FOX 50’s Shila Mallard for this capcom story & these capcom photos.