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UNITED-CEREBRAL-PALSY NOW RECYCLES TONER CARTRIDGES

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    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=68077&catid=2
    UCP Prepares Disabled Arkansans In Cartridge Recycling Career
    United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas is one of the places in the state offering a recycling service.
    “Cartridges
    that we can rebuild that are in quality shape we remanufacture and sale
    on the open market,” Business Community Director for UPC Daniel Leslie
    says.Leslie adds, “I don’t think there’s a job that they can not
    do.”Every employee has a disability but an ability to work on
    customized machines that rotate so employees can use both hands.Every
    cartridge is tested before it goes out for packaging and unusable parts
    are recycled and replaced with new ones.”We will take anything that has
    to do with printing because we know individuals are too busy to worry
    about what gets recycles what doesn’t. We’ve hired an individual with a
    disability to sort through all that and what can be used what can not,”
    Leslie says.

    In just seven months cartridge recycling can save
    over 11 million gallons of oil. That’s more oil than what was spilled
    by Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989.This business not only helps keep
    pounds of non biodegradable waste out of our landfills it’s boosting
    the self esteem of dozens of self-sufficient Arkansans.”Most our
    employees would probably be seating in day centers not being able to be
    productive. It’s very important to their self esteem it’s also very
    important to their health. If a person has a high self esteem feels
    like they’re being productive they’re health tends to improve,” Leslie
    says.Norvell Hall, Jr. adds, “I’m glad I did find this job because I
    like to work, and I’m just crazy about my job now.”

    Jimmy Gray
    says it can be hard to find a handicap accessible place to work, “In
    the work field that we’re in it creates opportunity. If I decide to
    advance I will have the skills and experience.”Many employees have
    worked here for decades and plan to be here for many to come.Hall, Jr.
    adds, “I’m going to be here for a long time. You can’t find another job
    like this, you can’t.”Leslie says, “Our cartridges have been sent to
    our troops in Afghanistan. The level of pride that these individuals
    had that they were being able to help support our troop made all of us
    feel great.”UCP provides regular customers with collection boxes and
    establishes a schedule to pick up any printing equipment.To learn more
    about donating or buying toner cartridges from UCP call (501)228-3814
    and ask for Daniel Leslie.WHY RECYCLE:- Almost three ounces of oil are
    required to produce a new inkjet cartridge. – Approximately two pints
    of oil are required to produce a new toner cartridge. – Each discarded
    empty laser printer cartridge adds approximately three pounds of waste
    to our landfills and takes about 10 centuries to decompose.