NYPIRG Offers Electronics Recycling Drive
In 2017, the United States alone is predicted to throw away at least 50 million tons of fully recyclable electronic products.
As part of SUNY Cortland’s Green Days events for sustainability month, the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and the Institute for Civic Engagement (ICE) will host an electronics recycling drive.
NYPIRG will be collecting electronics through the end of the semester by appointment through its office at Corey Union, Room 215. For more information, contact NYPIRG’s Cortland campus project coordinator Skylin Baestlein or call 518-929-8899.
Additionally, as part of its kick-off of “Earth Week,” on Tuesday, April 18, the organization will receive donations in the Corey Union Fireplace Lounge from 2 to 4 p.m. and in the Corey Union lobby from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recyclables will be picked up and recycled by the Cortland Recycling Center.
Students can donate old batteries, cell phones, keyboards, speakers, etc. A full list of what electronic products can be donated can be found on the Cortland NYPIRG’s Facebook page.
“Recycling electronics is one step we can take as students to sustain the environment and make the Earth a better place for everyone,” said communication studies major McKenzie Henry of Shortsville, N.Y, one of several student volunteer project leaders. “It’s important to take action now before it’s too late!”
Green Days, the College’s yearlong celebration of sustainability and environmental awareness, reaches its peak with four weeks of earth-friendly lectures, events and activities.
Formerly known as Sustainability Month, Green Days explores the many diverse ways SUNY Cortland plays a leading role in reducing carbon emissions, improving how resources are used, researching new environmental practices and educating students and the community about climate change.
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