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Waste Not – Recycling is Way to Go

“More than 10,000 computer monitors and TV’s become obsolete every day.” – Global eRecyclers

Global eRecyclers is a Cal EPA approved recycler located in the city of Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Their website states that various studies and research shows that e-waste has become one of the fastest growing concerns to the environment.

Older monitors and TVs contain approximately eight to 10 pounds of lead. Computers and monitors contain even more toxic materials – lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and phosphorous powders.
E-waste facts:
• 56% of American households have functional electronics that they will no longer use.
• 33% said they plan to store these electronics indefinitely.
• 9% said they plan to recycle these devices.
• 40% of lead found in landfills comes from e-waste.

Global eRecyclers, Green World Realty and the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce have organized a way for all of us to help out the landfills. This Saturday, July 23 is our free e-waste recycling event at the chamber office parking lot at Palms Plaza, 3131 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.       Clean out the garage and get rid of old televisions or computers that are taking up space. Bring your PCs, CPUs, televisions, CRT monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers and most other electronics to the CV Chamber office parking lot for e-recycling. Call the chamber if you have a question about what electronics they will take. Global e-Recyclers, Inc. will make sure your e-waste is properly handled, disposed of and recycled. They also include identity theft protection via data destruction of your hard drives. And the best part of it is the fact that you are helping the environment and putting less in the landfills!

Green World Realty is the sponsor of our free e-waste recycling event. They are committed to sustainable business practices and educating both buyers and sellers about sustainable homes, developments and communities. They are a proud member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of their gross proceeds to an organization that has sustainability in mind.

They have recently adopted docusign – a paperless contract process to eliminate unnecessary use of paper – and they continue to recycle and print on 100% recycled paper at the office. Their Gen Green Silver certification is the beginning of a goal to become completely carbon free.

Come by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce with your e-waste on Saturday, July 23 and meet with Green World Realty representatives about how they can make a difference in your life or you can call Green World Realty toll free at (800) 310-8728.

Important dates: July 22 – Loco Wings ribbon cutting; July 23 – e-waste recycling; July 23 – Fish Cove ribbon cutting; Aug. 2 – Dine Out Night at Golf N’ Grill; Aug. 10 – Caspian Services business mixer.

Please contact our office for more details on any event. How to reach us:  (818) 248-4957 / crescentachamber@aol.com / www.LaCrescenta.org / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste D.

Julia Rabago is the executive director of Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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