Last year, 251,021 pounds of old electronics and equipment were recycled and $8,000 donated by Sunnking Inc. through the "E-Scrap 4 Camp" fundraising campaign to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. The 2012 results are in, and the total net weight of recycled electronics increased 26.9 percent to 318,541 pounds, resulting in $10,000 donated by Sunnking for future programs at Camp Good Days.
The donation was based on a percentage of profits from the electronics recycled, along with an additional donation from Sunnking on behalf of EduKids Inc., which collected the highest volume of electronics on behalf of Camp Good Days.
Local businesses/organizations in Buffalo were given the opportunity to set up an electronics recycling collections at their office for employees, friends and family to responsibly recycle old/used electronics and equipment and help raise money for a good cause. There were also multiple one-day events open to the public throughout the Buffalo area.
Items that were recycled included laptops, desktops, computer accessories, TVs, monitors, audio/video equipment, MP3 players, communications equipment, servers/IT equipment, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, cellphones, PDAs, medical/lab equipment, and anything else with a circuit board.
For a complete list of what Sunnking will and won't take, visit http://www.sunnking.com/acceptable-materials.
"We are so very thankful for all of the businesses and organizations that participated in this year's fundraising event for Camp Good Days," said Duane Beckett, owner of Sunnking Inc. "It's a great feeling to know that we are able to help such a noble cause while diverting hundreds of thousands of pounds of potentially harmful materials from our waste stream. We look forward to yet another successful event next year."