Sure, you dutifully throw all your plastic, glass, and paper in the blue recycle bin. But what do you do with that first-generation iPod that’s gathering dust in your junk drawer?
Computers, computer accessories, and gadgets are loaded with recoverable materials. Recyclers can extract aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics, and ferrous metals. Despite that, only 12.5% of electronic waste is actually recycled.
To celebrate The Control Group’s commitment to sustainability, we ran an e-waste drive with help from Enviro Green. On April 27, employees gave up their old computer monitors, lamps, house phones, cell phones, and lots of computer cables. The total e-waste haul weighed in at 245 pounds. That’s equivalent to the average amount of e-waste recycled by 80 people in a year.
Participants in the event entered into a raffle, and prizes consisted of items made from recycled material. Winners received dog collars made with old bike inner tubes, backpacks made with 100% plastic bottles, glassware from upcycled wine bottles, and wallets made from recycled firefighter hose material.
All TCG employees received eco-friendly, reusable tote bags made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
It’s the perfect way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Plus, you’ll save a dime on a grocery bag. Bonus!