The Elk Island Public School Division has found a partner with Global Electric Electronic Processing to bring an E-Waste collection and education program to students. Each school in Elk Island's grouping will have a pre-determined two week time period to gather as many E-Waste products as possible. The schools that have the most e-waste (in weight) could win $500 to $3,000.
In a media release, Joseph Clark, the Director of Learning Services at Elk Island Public School states, “We are so pleased to be able to partner with GEEP to promote this green initiative. We encourage all of our families and communities to participate. There is no cost to anyone, everyone can participate, and together we can make a real difference.”
When E-Waste is not properly disposed of, contamination of soil, water and/or air can occur. This program will help to keep items out of the landfill and educate students and families on proper procedures for E-Waste.
Examples of what the schools are looking for are: electronic devices including computer equipment, home-entertainment items, smartphones, power tools, and small household appliances. Large appliances such as fridges, stoves, and dishwashers will NOT be accepted for this collection.
Winners will be announced in January.