Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation's leading recycler
of electronic waste, and the Girl Up New York Regional Coalition have
announced a series of free electronic waste collection and recycling
events for local Manhattan residents. Each of the events will take place
at a local Manhattan school where profits from the collection,
reconditioning and resale of electronics collected will benefit Girl Up,
a campaign of the United Nations Foundation.
The multi-site event will be held from March 4-9 at the following
At all participating schools, unwanted cell phones, tablets, notebooks,
laptops and small gaming devices will be collected. Students at each
school will collect the items and pack into boxes provided by ERI.
Collected materials will be shipped to ERI for environmentally
appropriate processing and remarketing.
Through Girl Up, the profits from all refurbished and resold items will
go directly to help girls go to school, see a doctor, and stay safe from
"Through ERI collection drives, Girl Up supporters will be able to
fundraise without making a monetary donation," said Sofia Stafford, a
Hewitt School student and one of the key organizers ofthe
events, "something that can be challenging for youth."
"We're extremely proud to be involved in this special series of
recycling programs alongside Sofia and our other friends at the Girl Up
New York Regional Coalition," said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of
ERI. "Together with the United Nations Foundation and this extraordinary
campaign, we are helping the good people of New York become more
environmentally responsible by offering them a convenient opportunity to
contribute to an important cause at the same time."
Girl Up Regional Coalitions are groups of Girl Up Clubs and supporters
from the same geographical area that are working together to further the
Girl Up cause. Girl Up gives American girls the opportunity to become
global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise
awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the
world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Girl Up envisions a world
where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to
become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next
generation of leaders.
To learn more about Girl Up, visit girlup.org.
For more information on general recycling needs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.com,
Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the
US, and the world's first dual-certified electronic waste recycler,
Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to
de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and
other types of electronic equipment. ERI serves public sector
clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 200
million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations in seven
states, including California, Washington, Colorado, Indiana,
Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina. For more information
about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.
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