First Electronic Recycling Drive Serves Many Purposes
Friday, April 30th, 2010
Over a ton of e-waste was collected when the first electronic recycling drive at Lawrence Tech was held on April 6 and 13 in the Buell Management Building atrium. The event helped raise awareness about the dangers of electronic waste.
The addition of electronic recycling on campus provided a much needed service since many students and staff did not know how to properly dispose of electronic goods when they were finished using them.
Computer towers, monitors, circuit boards, chargers, laptops, cell phones, batteries, iPods, and televisions were just some of the electronic materials that were collected. All of these items contain hazardous materials which can adversely affect the environment if not recycled properly.
The recycling drive also benefited the local community, as Take One Community Programs was able to reuse some of the donated items for their computer labs. These labs benefit underprivileged youth.
We would like to thank all the sponsors for their generous donations to the raffle: Dean of Students Kevin Finn for the Barnes & Noble gift cards totaling $250; TGI Fridays for the free appetizers and desserts; Chipotle Mexican Grille for the burrito bucks; and Shields Pizza for the variety of free menu items.
A big thank you goes out to the Lawrence Tech alumni who generously donated the ingredients for the baked goods. Thank you, also, to Student Recycling Coordinator Phil Lucas for all of his support.
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who filled out surveys and brought electronics. We look forward to another successful event next year! If you would like to help out with campus recycling, or if you have any questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Tricia May