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EPA donates computers to Morrisville schools
Release Date: 6/4/2004
Contact Information: Roy Seneca 215-814-5567
Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA -- The Environmental Protection Agency has donated 15 computers to the Morrisville Middle/Senior High School in Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
“When people think of the environment, they usually think of pristine rivers or scenic mountain ranges or beautiful green fields. But it’s important to remember that our cities and towns are also an important part of our environment. It is inspiring that EPA computers are being used to enhance environmental education and environmental decision-making for Morrisville students,” said EPA Regional Administrator Donald S. Welsh.
EPA is donating the computers to help teach the importance of a healthy environment, and for student research and Internet access.
The computer donations support EPA’s recycling program. Many electronic products such as computers contain the toxic materials, lead, cadmium and mercury. Old electronic equipment is the least-recycled, fastest-growing source of waste in the country. The EPA promotes the safe reuse and recycling of computers, which results in less disposal and better protection for the environment.
“Unfortunately, more than three million tons of electronic waste is sent to landfills every year with only roughly 11 percent of personal computers being recycled,” said Welsh. “Donating can also put a computer, television, or cell phone in the hands of someone who really needs it and will use it.”
For more information on EPA’s electronics recycling program, please visit https://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/plugin/index.htm
EPA has donated used computers directly to municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations since 1996.