‘HELP REDUCE E-WASTE IN OUR CITIES AND LANDFILLS’
Pleasanton, California: In order to create
a cleaner environment for our community, Green 4 Good & Brotherhood Lions club is hosting a FREE electronic waste
[e-waste] recycling collection event on Saturday & Sunday August 4th, 5th
2012, in the parking lot of (Pleasanton
Home Depot, 6000 Johnson Drive Pleasanton, CA 94588) from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. The event is a free service to both city residents
and businesses to properly dispose of their electronic obsoletes, and at the
same time, help reduce improper and illegal dumping in our city and landfills. More importantly, the event helps protect our planet from various toxicities from reaching our soil and environment.
Study shows that 35 million pounds of e-waste
are still sitting in California homes and businesses. Less than 29% of e-waste is currently properly dismantled and/or recycled. Electronic
discard is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation’s waste stream. 70% of heavy metals, 40% of lead and mercury contents found in today’s landfills are from e-waste. For every 20,000 pounds of CRT’s
collected Green 4 Good will plant five trees in that community.
E-waste includes electronic products or devices, such as computer monitors, televisions, PC systems, printers, copiers, facsimile machines and Big Screen
TV systems that have reached their useful end, whether in working condition or not.
Please come show your support for a cleaner
environment by sending e-waste away from our city and
landfills to the appropriate recycling process.