Thursday, April 17, 2008

Great Lakes Earth Day 2008 Challenge

The Lost Albatross posted a link to a terrific event, the Great Lakes Earth Day 2008 Challenge. The goal: to collect 1 million lbs. of electronic waste and 1 million unwanted pills.

If you live in the Midwest and have old TVs, cell phones, broken VCRs (my contribution this year, since mine just bit the dust) — or expired medications — check this out. It’s a good alternative to flushing medications and messing up the water supply, or trashing old electronics and gadgets, which fill up landfills and often have toxic components.

The Great Lakes link includes a list of collection areas. If you live elsewhere in the U.S., check here for your region.


Emily said...

And for those folks in Madison, there's a year-round e-waste collection service provided by the city: Check it out here.

jen x said...

This is terrific info. Thanks, Emily!