There's a new cost-free way to fundraise for your kid's hockey team, school group or an organization you support (including the David Suzuki Foundation: recycle e-waste for cash with Think Recycle.
To raise money for travel and tournament fees when I was a kid, my soccer and ringette teammates and I had to work smoky bingos and casinos—not great places for budding athletes. We also delivered the Yellow Pages, sold rings of Ukrainian sausage door-to-door, and let's not forget the good ol' bottle drive!
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Times have changed. Now you can just clean out your desk drawers and closets.
It's easy. Here's how to keep old, obsolete, or unwanted electronics out of landfills and fundraise for the David Suzuki Foundation by sending them to Think Recycle:
- Collect a minimum of ten items (cell phones, print cartridges, digital cameras, etc.)
- Register at Think Recycle (say you heard about the program from me)
- Follow the directions for getting your discards to their facility
Reusable electronics will be refurbished. Those that can't be brought back to life will be carefully dismantled and separated, and metals, glass, and plastic turned into raw materials for future production of new goods.
Send whatever you have lying around the house, or organize an e-waste drive at your office or school. Think Recycle even plants a tree with Tree Canada or American Forest for every 24 qualifying products donated!
Will you host an e-waste donation drive?
Lindsay Coulter, Queen of Green