Sony Electronics Inc, Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, Waste Management Host eCycling at Kapolei High School
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Residents urged to support their local high schools by recycling their old electronics in a free, convenient, secure way. Participants will receive free tickets to the Sony Open PGA Golf Tournament.
|KAPOLEI, DECEMBER 3, 2016 – As part of a national program to recycle electronics, Sony Electronics Inc., Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB)and Waste Management (WM) are hosting free eCycling event at Kapolei High School. The event offers residents an opportunity to give new life to their old residential electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner that is free, convenient and secure. As an added incentive, event participants will receive 2 free one-day admission tickets to the Sony Open PGA Golf Tournament (2 per vehicle).
This one-day event will take place Saturday, December 3th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Honolulu, HI. Residents in the areas will be able to drop off acceptable items for recycling without even getting out of their vehicles. eCycling crew members will collect electronics from trunks or pickup beds and unacceptable items will be left in vehicles.
Consistent with the goal to recycle in a responsible manner, this event allows area residents to help the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future. It also serves as an example of businesses and organizations showing leadership in the area of responsible environmental stewardship.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is a significant segment of the nation’s waste stream. By recycling old electronic products responsibly, useful materials such as plastic and metal can be reused to manufacture new products. “What was yesterday’s high-tech can be turned into raw materials needed for today’s latest gadgets. We accomplish this while being committed to the highest processing standards for responsible recycling,” said Douglas Smith, Director of Environmental Affairs, Sony Electronics Inc.
“We encourage consumers to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible manner.
Waste Management, the largest waste services and residential recycling company in North America, organized a national network of electronic recyclers that have earned the designation- R2/RIOS ® for quality, environment, health and safety and data security during the electronics recycling process.
“Recovering valuable materials and resources, reducing volume in our landfills and responsibly managing waste while protecting the environment and serving our communities are top priorities for Waste Management,” said Lily Quiora, Manager of Community Relations for Waste Management, Hawaii. “We want to make it convenient for our customers to dispose of their electronics safely and in a ‘green’ manner,”
Acceptable items for the eCycling event:
Computers – CPUs
Home and office phones
Unacceptable items for the eCycling event:
Smoke alarms and detectors
Fire alarms and detectors
Large appliances (refrigerators, etc.)
Non-decontaminated medical equipment
Any unit with sludge or liquids
about waste management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
ABOUT SONY Electronics Inc.
Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony’s principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. For more information, please visit www.sony.com.
ABOUT KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL
Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) is a charitable non-profit supporting Hawaii organizations working toward improving all facets of our environment. KHIB is the Hawaii State Affiliate in the Keep America Beautiful system. As one of more than 1,000 affiliates and participation organizations nationwide, Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful brings all of its resources to bear as part of the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organizations. As the recognized State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KHIB coordinates the state involvement in nationwide recycling, beautification, and litter control programs and events. Through these programs and events, KHIB engages communities, businesses, and government to take greater responsibility in creating and maintaining cleaner environments. For more information, please visit www.khib.org.