Oakland A’s Event Shows E-Waste Awareness Has Hit the Big Leagues
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 16, 2005 - The Oakland Athletics have teamed up with Computer Recyclers of America, California’s largest electronics recycler, to host a host an E-Waste Collection Day. The event will be held September 20 at the McAfee Coliseum before the game against the Minnesota Twins.
The A’s and CRA will have trucks stationed at the north end of K Lot to haul away unwanted computer monitors, television sets, plasma screens, laptops, LCDs and other electronic items. The event is designed to provide fans with the opportunity to eRecycle hazardous items which can not be disposed with municipal trash.
“The Oakland Athletics are always looking for ways to recycle,” said David Rinetti, Oakland A’s vice president of stadium operations. “We are very happy to partner with the Computer Recyclers of America in order to give our fans the opportunity to recycle items that are hazardous to our environment.”
“As more and more California consumers are discovering, it is illegal to simply throw an unwanted television or computer monitor in the trash,” said CRA president John Shegerian. “TVs and monitors have toxic elements in them that can ultimately be hazardous when they are dumped into landfills. By law, such products must now be ’eRecycled’ -- and that means recycled properly and in ways that won’t harm the environment. We’re extremely proud to be working with the Oakland Athletics organization for this project and commend them for getting involved in eRecycling and getting their fans involved as well.”
Californians replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors and other electronic devices every year. Plus, they store literally millions more that are not used any more in homes, garages and businesses. Electronic products contain valuable resources such as metal, plastic and glass, which can be recycled instead of thrown away.
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