Recycling Program Allows Businesses to Further Their Green Initiatives

Electronics recycling is becoming a preferred way for businesses to simultaneously further their green initiatives and increase community involvement. Businesses are able to accomplish both with programs like CFK and Recycle 4 a Cause.
By: cfktoday
July 22, 2010 - PRLog -- Along with salary, benefits, location, and upward mobility, job seekers are also considering a company's environmental position in their search for employment. According to a green employment poll, "80% of young professionals are interested in securing a job that has a positive impact on the environment, and 92% would be more inclined to work for a company that is environmentally friendly."1 This high demand for environmentally-friendly companies comes along with President Obama's call for green tax credits, clean energy legislation, and the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly products. In order for companies to stay relevant and competitive in today's environmentally-conscious climate, it is vital that they make steps to implement green initiatives.

Recycling office paper is a common initiative taken by many companies nationwide, despite the fact that only half of the 10,000 sheets of copy paper used annually by the average U.S. office worker gets recycled.2 Companies wanting to go beyond paper recycling are finding that electronics recycling can not only help them go green, but can increase their community involvement and save money, as well as offer a philanthropic or profit opportunity.

Recycling programs like CFKtoday and Recycle 4 a Cause are providing businesses with a free electronics recycling service, allowing the business to choose to support a school or nonprofit with the cash value of their recyclables. Companies who participate in programs like these collect empty ink and laser cartridges, used cell phones, PDAs, ipods, laptops, digital cameras, GPS devices, scientific and graphing calculators, even video games, video game consoles, and DVD movies. They use prepaid shipping labels provided by the recycling program to send their items in (where they are recycled or refurbished depending on quality), and designate where they want the proceeds to be sent. Companies can choose to sponsor a local school, an national nonprofit, or any other organization. Receipts can be provided, and it may be tax-deductible.

The value of recyclable electronics is on the rise, with previous generations of the iPhone being worth as much as $225 each.3 This spike in values allow companies to provide a significant amount of support to nonprofits at no cost to them, at the same time advancing their green initiatives and being environmentally-friendly. Some recycling programs, CFK and Recycle 4 a Cause included, even offer bonus money and other freebies for participating.

For more information on implementing a free electronics recycling program, please visit CFK's Business Sponsorship Page:


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CFK was launched nationwide in 1999.  Since its inception, this recycling program for schools and non-profits has helped organizations fundraise over $13 million. CFK is free for participants, and dedicated to recycling or reusing responsibly.
Tags:Business, Green, Recycle, iPhone, Money, Fundraise, Charity
Industry:Environment, Electronics, Business
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