Friday, April 30th, 2021 by Leslie Pizzagalli
Connecticut Basement Systems and The Junkluggers of New Haven County are saving the earth -- one piece of junk at a time! During the month of April, CTBS collected any unwanted electronic waste, also known as e-waste (read more about e-waste by clicking here) from office employees to help reduce their carbon footprint, and properly dispose of these potentially harmful items.
Why is it so important to properly dispose of e-waste and the materials associated with it? On the JJL NHC website, they make sure to clear up any questions by stating, "Throwing e-waste away means it will get crushed, burned, and discarded with the other trash. Since electronics are often composed of hazardous and limited resources like lead, arsenic, and mercury, this can be extremely toxic for the environment and to your own health."
E-waste materials can include old cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, and more. To help preserve the environment, CTBS wanted to do what they could for Earth Day, ensuring office employees their damaged and broken electronics would be disposed of in proper fashion. JL NHC will donate all the proceeds from e-waste to an environmentally friendly charity, and CTBS will match the donation to help support Earth Day.