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Your Chance to Recycle Old Electronics;

Release Date: 04/21/2004
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Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 /

(04/21/04) EPA's "Plug-In To eCycling" campaign encourages Americans to reuse or recycle their old electronics at special collection events nationwide in celebration of Earth Week this week (Earth Day is Thursday, April 22). The campaign is a key component of EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge, a national effort to find flexible, yet more protective ways to conserve our valuable resources through waste reduction and energy recovery activities. Plug-In To eCycling, launched in January 2003, is a consumer electronics campaign that aims to increase the availability of safe electronic recycling. Through year-round partnerships with the private and public sectors, EPA hopes to focus greater national attention on electronics recycling options and give Americans more opportunities to safely, conveniently, and affordably recycle their old electronics. Plug-In To eCycling partners are hosting several upcoming Earth Week events: AT&T Wireless and Dell will co-sponsor a large collection event for electronics recycling Saturday, April 24 at the Rock Creek National Park in Washington, D.C.; Staples will host in-store collections of electronics at 31 locations in Portland, Ore. and Seattle from April 21-May 8; Lexmark is partnering with Envirocycle to host a free household electronics collection event at its Lexington, Ky. headquarters facility on April 22; and Sharp will host, in cooperation with Clark County, an electronics collection event at its site in Camas, Washington. Intel will co-sponsor collection events on April 24 in Phoenix; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Hudson, Mass. Partners in local governments and community-based organizations will also host collection events where computers will be recycled or, in some cases, refurbished and donated to needy recipients. More information on the Plug- In To eCycling campaign and eCycling events is available at: .