Yesterday Sun Digital, inc. of Ocala Florida formally announced one of their 2011 Green IT goal’s of recycling 5 tons of retired electronic equipment. In the press release sent out yesterday, Jim Bolain, Owner and Chief Technology Engineer of Sun Digital invites his clients and the local Marion County to join in the Recycle 5 in 2011 campaign. He believes that Ocala and the Marion County community can do better than the national average, where 82% of retired electronics are still ending up in landfills, as reported by the EPA in their 2009 eWaste report. The dumping of electronics that in landfills, can potentially do harm to soil and ground water around the landfill.
Why is the statistic so high? The reason we hear most often is that it is not convenient to recycle these items. Only certain dumps will take the items, which are often not conveniently located. This is the main reason why the eRecycle Charity events put on by Sun Digital have been so successful. “The community and our clients have come to expect the regularly scheduled events”, states Jim Bolain, of Sun Digital.
This is great if you live the Ocala or Marion County area but what if you don’t? In previous blog posts we covered 3 Options On How To Recycle Your Retired Electronic Items if you are in an area that is not holding a regularly scheduled event. If you are not convinced that electronics recycling is important, then you need to take a look at 3 Reasons Why Old Electronics Don’t Belong In The Trash.
Please join Sun Digital in the Recycle 5 In 2011 campaign to recycle 5 tons of electronics in the Ocala and Marion County Florida area by participating in the June 22, 2011 eRecycle event. For event information please visit the Sun Digital Community and Events page