DoSomething.org, Best Buy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR Program teamed up to encourage teens to recycle their unwanted electronics that may have otherwise ended up in local landfills. Teens across the country signed up to help at www.dosomething.org/ewasteand each team was able to gather an average of 300 pieces, totaling in over 59,000 pieces of e-waste.
The campaign went from August 15 to October 1 and called for teens to run localized “E-Waste Drives” in their schools, homes or communities. They got people to drop off their e-waste at their local Best Buy store and Best Buy pushed ENERGY STAR products for their next purchase.
You see folks, we in the USA throw away over 1.5 million tons of e-waste each year. Recycling is one simple step everyone can take to protect the environment!!!