MacMedia Stores to host First Annual eWaste Electronics Recycling Event, benefitting PCH Foundation

MacMedia Computer Stores - eWaste Event Sept. 6th. MacMedia, Inc. invites you to the 1st annual “Go Green” event. “Go Green” is a recycling campaign, providing proper/safe disposal of unwanted electronics.
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Sept. 2, 2008 - PRLog -- MacMedia Computer Stores Invite You To Go Green Saturday Sept. 6th

Drop off Zones:

6928 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ, beginning at 9:00am
8215 W. Bell Rd. Peoria, AZ,      beginning at 9:00am

MacMedia, Inc. would like to invite you to our first annual “Go Green” event.  “Go Green” is a recycling campaign, providing a proper and safe way to dispose of  old, obsolete, and unwanted electronics.  To participate, all you need to do is bring your scrap electronic goods, i.e. TV’s, CPU’s, monitors, cell phones, PDA’s, cables, mice, keyboards, etc. to either the Scottsdale or the Peoria locations between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and your efforts will be reward in the following manner:

➢   -Tax Donation vouchers for usable equipment
➢   -$100-$300 off the purchase of select new Macs (for the first 50 Donations)
➢   -Door Prizes.  Each store location will be giving out a limited number of movie passes and several other door prizes to participants in the eWaste collection.
➢   -Recycle for a Cause.  As an additional incentive and to give back to the community, MacMedia, Inc. will be partnering with, donating $.10 for every pound of collected eWaste to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children and families since it was born 25 years ago.  Today, Phoenix Children’s is one of the ten largest children’s hospitals in the country, providing specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care to patients throughout Arizona and other Southwest states.

About ‘eWaste’

➢   eWaste, which includes electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, printers and related peripherals, is both an environmental problem and a health hazard.
➢   Electronics contain substantial amounts of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium.
➢   The U.S.EPA estimates that ewaste accounts for about 1% of the nation’s 210 million tons of solid waste each year (and that amount is increasing every year)
➢   An average of 220 tons of computers and other ewaste dumped in landfills and incinerators every year in the US.
➢   Many people discard computers every three to five years, and an estimated 250 million
➢   computers will become obsolete within the next five years
➢   Older TVs and computers can contain an average of four pounds of lead as well as other
➢   toxic substances like chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, and zinc
➢   Mobile phones will be discarded at a rate of 130 million per year by 2005, resulting in 65,000 Tons o Waste

Donations and Pledges:

If You'd like to make a monetary donation to the Phoenix Children's Hospital or you wish to make a pound for pound pledge, please contact Brian Georges @

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MacMedia, Inc. - eWaste Event Sept. 6th

MacMedia, Inc. invites you to our first annual “Go Green” event. “Go Green” is a recycling campaign, providing a proper and safe way to dispose of unwanted electronics.
Source:Brian Georges
Email:Contact Author
Tags:eWaste, Environment, Recycling, Benefit, Apple, Electronics, Green
Industry:Environment, Computers, Event
Location:Phoenix - Arizona - United States

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