Electronic waste, or E-waste (monitors, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices) represents 2-percent of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70-percent of overall toxic waste. And worldwide, 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic devices are disposed of each year.
But you can do your part to properly recycle your old electronic products. From May 5 through May 7, PNC, The Cincinnati Reds and Players For The Planet, along with Cohen Recycling and many of Cincinnati's leading corporations, are presenting the PNC/Players For The Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives. Joining us to discuss e-waste recycling are Steve Skelly from Players for the Planet, and from Cohen Recycling, Adam Dumes.
The first 300 cars at each PNC/Players For The Planet E-Waste Recycling Drive event will receive two free tickets to a select 2016 regular season Reds game. A minimum donation of $10 per car is suggested to offset the recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund. Players For The Planet will accept televisions, personal computers, cell phones, monitors, small home appliances and many other electronics. For a full list of acceptable items, please visit: www.cohenusa.com/reds
Players for the Planet recycling dates and locations:
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PNC Bank/Kroger - Northgate Square: 9650 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, 45251
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PNC Bank/Kroger - Anderson Towne Center: 7500 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, 45230
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PNC Bank/Kroger - Hyde Park Plaza: 3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, 45209