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eWaste Drive on Earth Day Weekend Amassed Tons of Electronic Waste

Paul Ploumis
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Two Brothers has been holding similar eWaste Drive over the past five years.

eWaste Drive on Earth Day Weekend Amassed Tons of Electronic Waste

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The collection campaign organized by the Farmingdale, New York-headquartered Two Brothers Scrap Metal in partnership with an area middle school has resulted in collection of over 3.5 tons of electronic scrap.

The company had donated the use of a rolloff container to Mineola Middle School’s eWaste Drive, which was held on April 23, in celebration of Earth Day weekend. Residents turned out in large numbers to drop off their unwanted electronic items including computers, hard drives, printers, flat-screen TVs, chargers and several other items. The total collections during the event surpassed 7,160 pounds of used electronics.

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The project, initiated by the school’s Robotics Club, later teamed up with the school’s Environmental Club, to extend the drive to the local community. It must be noted that the eWaste Drive could not be held last year due to Covid-19. The purpose of the drive is to help the environment by disposing of unwanted or end-of-life electronics, thereby preventing them from ending up in landfills.

Two Brothers has been holding similar eWaste Drive over the past five years. During this period, the company has diverted nearly 17 tons or approximately 38,000 pounds of electronic waste from landfills.

 

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