Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Earth Day Continues



Environmental, Recycling and GMO Committee members handed out information at the Coop this past Sunday, as part of our Earth Day celebration. In case you didn't make it, we'll post the literature we handed out, starting with:

You don't have to wait for the next Earth Day to donate recycleables. These stores accept recycled goods year round:

* 3R Living: In-store recycling center accepts: batteries, cell phones, ink cartridges, CDs and their cases, hand-held electronics, and crayons. 276L Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 832-0951

* Best Buy: Accepts cell phones and rechargeable batteries.

* Staples: Accepts cell phones, PDAs, pagers, used computers, monitors, laptops, printers, faxes, and all-in-ones, ink and toner cartridges, and rechargeable batteries.

* Costco.com: Provides free recycling services of any brand of used computers, monitors, laptops, printers, faxes, MP3 players, game systems, cameras/camcorders, and smartphones/pdas through a mail-back program. Those who send items with "trade-in-value" will receive a Costco gift certificate. You do not need to be a member to use this service. Materials are not accepted at Costco retail locations.

* Office Depot: Will accept any brand of used electronics that are not cracked or leaking. These items must be able to fit within one of their three boxes (The largest box is 14"x18"x18", which is big enough for a monitor, but not a large television). The box must be purchased for $5, $10, or $15 depending on the size of the box. The filled box can then be left at the store for recycling.

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