Earth Calendar for November 16th and November 17th

Nov 16, 2012

The use of electronic products has grown substantially over the past two decades, changing the way and the speed in which we communicate and how we get information and entertainment.  

According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household.

Donating used electronics for reuse extends the lives of valuable products. Recycling electronics prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream. Consumers now have many options to recycle or donate for reuse their used electronics. Many computer, TV, and cell phone manufacturers, as well as electronics retailers offer some kind of take back program or sponsor recycling events. About half of the states currently have laws on disposal and recycling of electronics and several other states are considering passing similar laws.

Unfortunately not every electronic recycler follows environmentally sound recycling practices; however, responsible electronics recyclers and refurbishers can now become certified by demonstrating to an accredited, independent third party that they meet available standards on responsible recycling practices. EPA encourages all electronics recyclers to become certified and all customers to choose certified recyclers. Visit the eCycling Certification page for more information.

On Our Calendar:  Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Whole Foods Market are inviting residents to participate in a one-of-a-kind recycling event called "One Stop Drop". Bring hard-to-recycle items all to one place on Nov. 17, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for FREE recycling! This year the One Stop Drop centers will be in the Whole Foods Market parking lot in Rookwood Commons. Visit Keep Cincinnati Beautiful for a complete list of acceptable items.