Virginia Aquarium E-cycling Event Coming Up

 

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with TFC Recycling and Goodwill Industries will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot. 

Acceptable personal electronic recyclable items include:

  • Personal computers and laptops
  • Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
  • Printers
  • Televisions smaller than 32”
  • Circuit boards and components
  • Monitors and flat screens
  • Fax machines
  • Televisions smaller than 32”
  • Stereo equipment and game systems
  • Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.

During the last E-cycling event, Virginia Aquarium and its partners collected a whopping 28.33 tons (more than 56,000 pounds) of electronic waste.

Nearly 40 volunteers (including Portfolio Recovery Associates, GEICO, Shadowlawn Civic League, and Navy & Marine Intelligence Training Center students) and a handful of staff members collected e-waste from almost 500 cars, filling more than four trailers.

Electronic recycling events help to divert electronic “waste” away from landfills and back into the economy.

To date, the Aquarium’s e-cycling events have collected more than 120 tons of electronic material since this program’s inception in September 2009.

The Virginia Aquarium E-cycling program received the 2011 Virginia Green Travel Star Most Innovative Green Project Award. E-cycling events are held twice each year at the Virginia Aquarium.

The mission of the Virginia Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices.

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is among the first attractions in the state to become certified as a Virginia Green Attraction. Visit www.virginiaaquarium.com or call (757)385-0262 for more E-cycling Event information.

 

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