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Welcome to Community Recycling Campaign

Recycling makes a positive contribution to the global conservation of energy and recycling programs are growing across the globe. Recycling is important for social, economic, and environmental reasons. Currently, there is only 13.6% computers have been recycled each year in USA and the remaining e-Waste is dressing up in landfills. Though many recycling programs are available in cities, but there is always a gap in public awareness on how to best use the recycling programs. One way to close this gap is to continue raise awareness of recycling in the public.
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Community Recycling Campaign " project is dedicated to raise recycling awareness in communities and to refurbish used computers for charities.
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1. Since 2008, CRC project collected approx. 50,000lbs of eWaste (Computers, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, TVs, and thousand pounds of computer peripheral items) and safely redirected for proper recycling.


2. Donated refurbished items to Nationwide Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, and more than 1500 recycled bags of clothes to PlanetAid foundation. Shipped 235 boxes of Indian clothes to flood affected areas in AP, India with help of local organizations and www.natsworld.org in 2009.

3. Adopted Schools in AP, India: 2009 -13 Elemantary/High schools (donated $2,500), 2010- 8 High Schools (donated $1875), 2011- 6 High Schools (donated $1600)

4. CRC fundraised for other charities: (Central Ohio Hemophilia Foundation -$1650, UNICEF - $525)

5. Community Recycling Campaign in the News Read Columbus Local News


6. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Volvo Adventure- The United Nations Environmental Programme Project Read more details (Select Country-United States, select project 6)


7. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2011 Prudential Spirit State Finalist Read more


8. Community Recycling Campaign project details on the Junior Scholastic, National Magazine, April 2011 Issue Read more


9. Can you help save the earth? Meet five young people who saw problems--and set out to fix them.(Brennan Bird, Jonny Cohen, Diana Lopez, Sachin Rudraraju and Freya Chay Read more


10. A Davidson Young Scholar Making a Difference, In the Spotlight Read more


11. Community Recycling Campaign project selected for the 2008 Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador Program- Read more


12. TechColumbus Innovation Awards Semi-Finalist (2010, 2011) - for Green Innovation and Non-Profit Service Read more


13. E-Waste: Dark Side of Digital Age >> These days, it's often cheaper and more convenient to buy a new PC than to upgrade an old one. But what happens to those old computers once they've been abandoned for newer models? The refuse from discarded electronics products, also known as e-waste, often ends up in landfills or incinerators instead of being recycled. And that means toxic substances like lead, cadmium and mercury that are commonly used in these products can contaminate the land, water and air.


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