Turn e-waste into donation dollars | Finding Solutions | 2012 | Spring | Publications | David Suzuki Foundation
Photo: Turn e-waste into donation dollars

Kimberly Hoover of Think Recycle with David Suzuki, Secondary School students Jasmine Kaur, Zoya Chahal, Mannal Maqbol, Nikki Sandhu, and Nikeshia Hamilton.

Clean out your desk drawers and closets! Keep old, obsolete, or unwanted electronics out of landfills and fundraise for the Foundation by sending them to Think Recycle.

It's easy. Collect at least 10 acceptable electronics (e.g., cellphones, print cartridges, digital cameras, laptops, and iPods). Then register (say you're raising funds for the David Suzuki Foundation) and follow their directions for getting your discards to their plant.

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.

Organize an e-waste drive at your office or school. Think Recycle even plants a tree for every 24 qualifying products donated!