Green Penguin, Inc. Gears Up for Electronic Waste Clean-Ups on the West Side of Providence

Green Penguin, Inc. has partnered with ecoRI Environmental News and WBNA to collect electronics –working or non-working – at the WBNA Neighborhood Wide Spring Clean Up.

Providence, RI, April 1, 2012: Green Penguin, Inc. has partnered with ecoRI and WBNA to collect electronic waste (commonly referred to as e-waste) on Saturday, April 28th in support of WBNA’s Neighborhood Wide Spring Clean Up. Green Penguin will be located at the Dexter Training Ground, a 9-acre city park on the west side of the city, from 8:30am – 12:30 pm. Anyone can drop-off their unused electronics – including batteries and software – to the Green Penguin truck. There will be a table providing information on proper e-waste disposal, along with a couple of different take-home reminders. For those who prefer, Green Penguin offers drop-offs in Olyneyville weekdays between the hours of 10am-6pm, and for larger quantities will arrange a pickup. To make these arrangements, please contact Becky Antaya at 401-383-9095 or becky@gpenguin.com. Items accepted and non-accepted are also located on the Green Penguin website: www.gpenguin.com/about/accepted.
Green Penguin has created multiple partnerships with city groups in the last few months with plans of playing a significant role in Rhode Island’s team effort to create and maintain sustainability by promoting reduce, reuse, and recycling of every city’s electronics waste.
Electronic equipment contains toxic materials, including lead, cadmium, and mercury that may leak into the soil and ground water when disposed of in landfills, which is now illegal in the state of Rhode Island. Green Penguin, Inc. strives to keep these and other materials found in electronic products, including precious and non-precious metals and plastics, out of landfills. Most electronic components can now be reused, recycled, and diverted from the waste stream. For example, approximately 90 percent of computer contents can be reused or recycled.
Green Penguin provides data destruction, asset recovery, and environmentally-responsible e-waste disposal. Green Penguin’s “No Landfill” policy ensures responsible disposal of all
electronics including, but not limited to laptops, desktops, servers and phone equipment. Green Penguin takes its “No Landfill” policy very seriously.

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