Canada's Greentec Makes Every Day Earth Day

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Canada's Greentec Makes Every Day Earth Day

 user 2012-05-03 at 7:42:19 am Views: 49
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    Greentec Makes Every Day Earth Day

    Cambridge company turns electronic waste recycling into an art


    CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 2, 2012 /CNW/ – Are your old cell phones, computers, ipod/mp3 players, digital cameras and toner cartridges gathering dust in your office or home? Don’t know what to do with them? Greentec has all the answers.

    Since 1995, the award-winning company has provided environmentally responsible electronic waste recycling solutions to everyone from manufacturers to retailers, businesses and consumers – even charitable organizations.

    Greentec is a world leader in reverse logistics and recycling solutions specializing in the collection, secure data destruction, recycling and recovery of end-of-life electronic waste. Greentec simplifies the electronic equipment disposal process, while diverting hazardous e-waste from landfills — all while complying with strict environmental legislation.

    Founded in 2000, Greentec’s Think Recycle fundraising program works with schools and non-profit organizations to generate funds by recycling e-waste. To date, Greentec has recycled well over three million cell phones and ink cartridges and members have earned over $5 million dollars to support causes like the David Suzuki Foundation.


    "We are all responsible for the protection and care of the environment. When we work together and keep electronics from entering landfills, then every day becomes Earth Day and we help to keep our earth clean and green!"

    Tony Perrotta, CEO and President of Greentec

    Quick Facts

    • Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream worldwide with Canadians alone disposing more than 280 million pounds of e-waste each year.
    • Electronic waste contains harmful toxic pollutants including lead and mercury that can make soil, water and the air unsafe.
    • It takes over 1,000 years for electronics to decompose in landfills.

    Based in Cambridge, Ontario, Greentec’s impressive 100,000 sq.ft. facility is ISO 14001 certified, Ministry of the Environment approved and an Ontario Electronics Stewardship program approved processor. Honored in 2011 as Ontario’s best program operator and sustainable service provider by the Recycling Council of Ontario, Greentec is an award-winning leader in the e-waste recycling industry. Last year alone Greentec and their valued partners diverted more than 30 million pounds of electronic waste from Canadian landfills!

    For your customized e-waste solution, please call Greentec at 1.888.858.1515. For your environmental fundraising needs, or to support one of Greentec’s many charitable partners including the David Suzuki Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association, please call 1.888.265.2895.

    Think Recycle in celebrating Earth Day, everyday!

    "The earth is what we all have in common."  – Wendell Berry, activist, philosopher, author

    Image with caption: "Students of David Suzuki Secondary School run a Think Recycle program, with a portion of the proceeds coming to The David Suzuki Foundation! Kimberly Hoover (from Think Recycle) with students Jasmine Kaur, Zoya Chahal, Mannal Maqbol, Nikki Sandhu and Nikeshia Hamilton. (CNW Group/Greentec)"