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USGBC NE FL & SMPS Present: Urban Mining Tour with free electronics recycling!

  • February 21, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Urban Mining -- 2362 Emerson St, Jacksonville, FL

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USGBC Northeast Florida and SMPS invite you to join us for a tour of Urban Mining, a local certified B Corporation and e-Stewards Certified, to see how electronic waste is recycled.

Twenty to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year, yet only 12.5% of eWaste is currently recycled. eWaste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, according to the EPA (from Urban Mining website). Come see how electronic waste is recycled!

Urban Mining is allowing attendees to bring in the old electronics for recycling for FREE!   They will not be able to accept kitchen appliances or CRTs (the old tube style TVs and Monitors).  Urban Mining will also offer complimentary Data Destruction for any device brought in that has data on it (phones, tablets, computers, etc.) WOW!

Closed-toed shoes are required. We will start with a powerpoint presentation followed by a plant tour and discussion. 

Urban Mining will be sponsoring lunch for this event.  Thank you Urban Mining!

Please email any questions to ashley.powell@buildingitgreenconsulting.com  

Urban Mining is a technology company focused on providing innovative solutions for the management of end-of-life electronics and the recycling of e-waste in manner that promotes the stewardship of the environment. We will discuss the growing crises around electronic waste, the less then sustainable solutions most commonly offered and Urban Mining’s innovative approach. The rate at which e-waste is generated is increasing as new electronics are introduced at an ever faster pace, accelerating product turnover as consumers and businesses demand the newest and the best.  E-waste has become the fastest growing waste stream in the world with an estimated 50m tons of electronic waste generated annually. In the U.S., consumers alone dispose of some 3.2 million tons of e-waste annually; more than 80% ends up in the trash, with only 20% sent for recycling.

             

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