Nearly 30,000 pounds of electronics recycled at fourth annual 'ecyclebflo'by jmaloni
Event hosted by Shatter I.T. and Sunnking
Over past four years, nearly 100,000 pounds of material collected; $1,000 donation made to Educational Technology Foundation of WNY
Shatter I.T. and Sunnking Electronics, in partnership with six other local Buffalo businesses - EMCS, WKBW Channel 7, WBEN, Ozone Design, Business First and Rich's - hosted the fourth annual "ecyclebflo" event in Lafayette Square on Tuesday, June 26. Area residents and businesses brought 29,342 pounds of old or unwanted electronics for responsible recycling. A $1,000 donation was made to the Educational Technology Foundation of WNY, whose efforts are aimed at increasing the access and equity of technology in education, especially to under-served populations.
In addition to the electronics recycling, participants were given the opportunity to smash old printers and copiers with a sledgehammer in the "Shatter Zone" alongside Sabretooth and Buster Bison.
"This annual event gives downtown businesses a convenient way to properly recycle their obsolete electronics. In its first four years, 'ecyclebflo' has collected - and responsibly recycled - nearly 100,000 pounds of old electronics. Together with our partners, we are discussing a number of ways we can further enhance the 'ecyclebflo' event in 2013 to reach even more businesses and collect even more waste," said Peter Ronca, Shatter's president and CEO. " 'ecyclebflo' proved to be a success again this year. It is a fun event to be a part of and great to see that a group of great businesses could get together once again to benefit the Educational Technology Foundation of WNY. We look forward to expanding this program in the future to help increase the availability of technology in schools and local communities."
About Shatter I.T.
Shatter I.T., http://www.shatterit.com, is Western New York's only commercial data center that provides managed I.T. services from fully staffed, 24/7 facilities. Shatter also provides co-location services, cloud services (including TB storage options), disaster avoidance/business continuity, and data backups, including its new SnapShot product, which replicates a customers' data every 15 minutes.
About Sunnking Inc.
Founded in 2000, Sunnking Inc. is New York state's first EPA R2 certified electronics recycling, data destruction, and asset management company dealing in end-of-life electronic equipment. Its facilities, located in Buffalo, Rochester and Brockport, specialize in collecting, refurbishing, reselling and recycling electronic products from residential and commercial suppliers throughout New York and surrounding areas. For more information, visit http://www.sunnking.com or call 1-877-860-7866.
About Educational Technology Foundation of WNY
Educational Technology Foundation of WNY, based in Buffalo, was founded in 2003 by volunteers and educators eager to enrich the lives of children by improving their access to technology. Since its inception, Ed Tech has assisted in the transformation of more than 80 private and public schools and community centers in the Western New York area. Ed Tech provides servers, computers, printers, scanners, networking equipment and any other equipment the organization or school may need. For more information on Ed Tech, visit its website at http://edtechday.org/.
Photo courtesy of http://shatterit.blogspot.com/2012/06/ecyclebflo-2012-electronic-recycling.html.