RECYCLE YOUR E-WASTE THIS WEDNESDAY

July 19, 2018Community, Sustainability, Take Action

On Wednesday, July 25th from 3-6PM recycle your old small electronic devices at the Winneshiek Farmers Market and help endangered species at the same time.

At a glance:

Where: Winneshiek Farmers Market, Oneota Co-op Parking lot, Decorah

When: Wedensday, July 25th, 3:00-6:00PM

What:  Accepted items: old cell phones, chargers, iPods/MP3 players, and headphones.

Participants will help conserve wildlife by reducing the need for mining and human interference by donating old cell phones, chargers, iPods/MP3 players, and headphones. Donations will be sent to Eco-Cell to be properly disposed of. 

Coltan, an ore mined in African countries, is a key element in manufacturing small devices (i.e. cell phones) that often results in chimpanzee and gorilla poaching. Additionally, unsustainable mining techniques perpetuate the degradation of these species’ habitats. Eco-Cell has been recycling cell phones and supporting wildlife habitat since 2003.

You can also mail your e-waste to Emily with a postmark date of 7/24 or sooner: Emily Osborne c/o Winneshiek Energy District, PO Box 14, Decorah, IA 52101.

 

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