Mayor Edward B. Murray Proclaims April 11th as Seattle Electronics Reuse Day
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Posted by: Anne Piacentino
Seattle, WA – 4/11/2015- Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray has proclaimed Saturday April 11th, 2015 to be Seattle Electronics Reuse Day. Seattle, a Climate Action Champion, is constantly developing innovative strategies to expand reuse and recycling programs to accommodate the growing rate of e-waste.
E-waste, the fastest growing waste stream in the world, is an alarming problem with only 25% of electronics being recycled in the United States, with the remainder mostly ending up in the landfill. Several industry leaders including Seattle Public Utilities, CenturyLink, Total Reclaim, Recology Cleanscapes, Swanson’s Nursery and InterConnection have partnered together to create the 2015 eCycle Event at CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot on Saturday April 11th focusing on charitable electronics reuse.
“Nonprofits like InterConnection are bridging the digital divide by giving refurbished computers and technology to low income families and other nonprofits. Repurposing laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablets connects people with employment and education opportunities, important healthcare tools and family and friends,” says Mayor Edward Murray.
Anything with a plug will be accepted at The 2015 eCycle Event, with items ranging from laptops, desktop, tablets, and cellphones to appliances both large and small. This free event allows the community an easy and responsible way to purge their electronics, while making a difference. The 2015 eCycle Event will help provide underserved communities with access to technology and training, creating more opportunities for lifelong learning and civic and cultural participation.
The 2015 eCycle Event celebrating Seattle Electronics Reuse Day will take place at CenturyLink Field North Parking Lot from 10am-2pm. Electronics, old or new, working or not will be accepted.
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