Y&FM is seeking your old ink-jet cartridges, cell phones, cameras, mp3s, IPods, Palm Pilots, etc.
Clean out your drawers and help us raise funds to support our youth activities. Drop boxes in Garden Court, Friendship Hall, and upper level entry foyer.
We are collecting:
- Printer ink cartridges
- Cell phones w/ battery & charger
- Radar Detectors
- MP3 or IPods
- Palm Pilots
- E-book Readers
- Video Game Consoles, Games, Accessories
- GPS Devices
Did you know…?
Inkjet Cartridges /Toners
It is estimated that 13 inkjet cartridges are discarded every second. For every 100,000 used toner cartridges recycled, we can save 9599 kilograms of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1,000,000 liters of oil. Only one of every 500 cartridges is recycled in the U.S.
Cell Phones/ PDAs
It is estimated that cell phones/PDAs are discarded after 18 months of use Over 2 million cell phones/PDAs will be buried in landfills per week Most of us will own over 30 cell phones in our lifetime PDAs and cell phones are made of precious metals, copper and plastics, all of which require massive amounts of energy to mine and manufacture.
iPods/MP3s are not just 10,000 songs in your pocket. The heavy metals that they are made of also represent toxic waste that will spend the next 10,000 years in a landfill 52 grams of polycarbonate go into every iPod package Most of us will own over 30 cell phones in our lifetime. Although polycarbonate itself is environmentally sound and recyclable, it still needs toxic chemicals to produce it. 1 iPod produces 68 lbs. of C0 2.
Camera batteries are made up of mercury, nickel, and other toxic materials that can leak out and seep into the ground water supply. Like PDAs and cell phones, cameras are made of precious metals, copper and plastics, all of which require massive amounts of energy to mine and manufacture.