Whole Foods, WVLA NBC 33 News, and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) are teaming up to present "Tools for Schools," a project that will award a computer lab to an East Baton Rouge Parish school.
Fifteen refurbished LCD computer systems will be awarded to the school that receives the most votes via the NBC33 "Tools for Schools" website. Participants include: LaBelle Aire Elementary; Park Elementary; Broadmoor Middle School, and Windbourne Elementary.
Supporters of the participating schools can vote for their favorite location by going online to nbc33tv.com, clicking on the "Tools for Schools" logo on the main page, and following the voting prompts. Each supporter can vote once during a 24-hour period, and can vote as many times as they want after each 24-hour period. The contest will begin Sept. 20, and voting will end on Sept. 28. A winner will be announced the week of Sept. 30.
Thanks to all who participated in the CACRC, WBRZ, Conn's partnership event, "Recycle Your Electronics Day"! Here is the product of your Jan. 11, 2013 efforts:
CACRC RECEIVED R2 INTERNATIONAL RECYCLING CERTIFICATION
As an e-scrap refurbisher and recycler, the CACRC is dedicated to the safe management and environmentally-conscious recycling of e-scrap. We've made it our mission to push for the highest standards, and have attained this with recent certification through international standards set by the Responsible Recycling Practices program.
R2 is one of only two accredited certification standards that exist for electronics recyclers, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In implementing this rigorous material management strategy, the CACRC is the only non-profit R2 certified recycler in Louisiana.
This title was achieved after nine months of adhering to industry standards set by the R2 program, which
• Prevention of pollution and emphasis on worker safety
• Data security safeguards
• Responsible management of potentially toxic material
• Reuse of working electronics
If you are interested in donating equipment or want more information, contact us at (225) 379-3577 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R2 Website: www.r2solutions.org
EPA Website, "Certification Programs for Electronic Recyclers": http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/ materials/ecycling/certification.htm
Business Report.com, "B.R. electronics recycler expects boost with international accreditation": http:// businessreport.com/article/20121005/BUSINESSREPORT0112/121009837/-1/daily-reportAM
Want to find out how your company can be a CACRC Green Community Partner? Click here to find out more about the program, and here to find out more about the various benefits of becoming a partner.
Giving Back to the Community - Our Programs that You Support!
CLF - Computers for LA Families is a program that allows low income families with children to purchase computers configured with software at a very low cost. We have served thousands of families in the state. For many families this is the very first computer that they have been able to afford.
Non-profits - The CACRC provides computers to non-profits at a reduced cost and assists them in meeting their project goals.
Gas prices are soaring.
Due to the rising cost of gas, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council has increased our mileage rates for businesses when we make corporate pick-ups. The CACRC realizes these economic times are not easy on anyone right now. However, our mileage rates are the lowest and most competitive of any company. Thank you for your continued support of our non-profit organization. Please call the CACRC for more information at 225-379-3577 or email email@example.com.
Dropping off equipment? Visit our Drop Off FAQ!
Be an E-Citizen! Become a Member of the CACRC:
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is a non-profit located in Baton Rouge and designed to handle e-scrap by recycling and reuse. Old computers are refurbished and distributed to schools, non-profits, low income families, and to oil spill impacted organizations and individuals. In 2012 the CACRC recycled over 1200 tons of electronics. Click here to find out more information and make a donation.
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council has won its 5th straight (2009 - 2013) award from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Environmental Leadership Program!