In today’s world, technology is king. Every day, a new gadget emerges promising to change the way we live our lives. This rapid pace of innovation, however, has a cost. Each time we toss out an outdated electronic in favor of the latest and greatest device, we add to the fastest growing form of trash: e-waste.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. creates millions of tons of e-waste each year and the majority of that waste – 75 percent– ends up in landfills. That’s a massive amount of insecure data and potentially hazardous waste piling up across the country.
CyclePoint, SourceAmerica’s eRecycling network, believes that recycling needs to be as innovative as the technology it collects, and works to ensure that people with disabilities can play a critical role in creating clean, secure communities across the U.S. To raise awareness for eRecycling and the important work that CyclePoint does, the organization has partnered with Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit group that shares its commitment to the environment, and believes in a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.
For more than 60 years, Keep America Beautiful has provided education and resources to help people end littering and increase recycling in the U.S. Like CyclePoint, Keep America Beautiful believes that eRecycling is a huge opportunity and wants to shine a national spotlight on the issue.
That’s why the two organizations have joined forces with Keep America Beautiful to promote America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. CyclePoint is the official eRecycler for this national initiative, and will be working closely with Keep America Beautiful throughout the month of November to host a series of eRecycling events across the country, including Oklahoma City, Detroit and the Washington, D.C., area.
“Keep America Beautiful has been a national leader on recycling for decades,” said Steven Elmore, CyclePoint senior program manager. “We’re confident that this partnership will help establish CyclePoint’s leadership in eRecycling and demonstrate the meaningful role that people with disabilities can have on environments in communities across the United States.”
With a deep, shared commitment to improving communities, CyclePoint and Keep America Beautiful are hopeful that America Recycles Day will help raise national awareness about the importance of eRecycling. Please join CyclePoint and Keep America Beautiful on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, and learn more about the November eRecycling events.