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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Powell, Ohio, USA

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Powell, Ohio, USA
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sachinr



Registered: December 2011
City/Town/Province: Powell
Posts: 1
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Four years ago, I started a small effort (www.recyclingcampaign.org) to spread information about the dangers of throwing away electronic waste. I found out many companies that offer electronic recycling programs arenít free. At the community level electronics recycling is still a relatively new in many cities. We offered a free-service to collect unused-electronics to recycle properly or, if possible, to fix any minor issues and donate them to local charities.


So far, we successfully diverted approximately 50,000 pounds of eWaste (collected 350+ computers, 300+ monitors, 250+ printers, 100+ scanners, and thousands of pounds of computer peripherals) to local recycling center and 10% of collections were refurbished. We also collected 1500+ recycling bags of clothes and toys from CRC drop-off locations and donated to Planet Aide Foundation. In 2009, we shipped nearly 235 boxes of clothes to India for flood relief victims with help of local organizations support.


This project came to my mind when I saw a computer at one of our neighbored resident garbage-collection points and also in neighboring subdivisions. It was a grass roots effort, really, just with few of my friends going door to door passing out brochures and bugging our neighbors. We have been successful to spread the word to many people and local communities. This project has earned the non-profit 501(C)(3) tax exemption public charity status. Our goal is to expand this project concept to many schools, near by cities, and encourage more children to participate. As part of global services, we also started an ADOPT-A-SCHOOL program in India to raise recycling awareness in local schools. So far we adopted 15 high schools in last two years and donated $250 each to set up recycling knowledge centers.
Date: December 31, 2011 ∑ Views: 2283 ∑ File size: 25.6kb, 133.2kb: 960 x 720 ∑
Hours Volunteered: 600
Volunteers: 6
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 16 & 17
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 22500
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