October 25, 2014
Fundraisers are popular ways to raise money for a charity, organization or school. Many fundraisers use candy, magazine subscriptions and cookies to raise money. People enjoy helping with fundraisers, but who really needs candy and cookies? Most people already have enough magazines. The good news is that at Planet Green Recycle, we’re offering a better way to raise money.
Most people are unaware that old cellphones, electronics and printer cartridges are actually worth money. Unfortunately, those items usually are tossed in the trash. Statistics show that about 4.5 million tons of video games, laptops, phones, printer cartridges and other gadgets are thrown away by Americans each year. This e-waste is a big problem, even though it only accounts for about 2% of the total trash thrown away in America.
E-waste contains many dangerous chemicals. For example, a cellphone contains cadmium, chlorine, lead, mercury and arsenic. When that phone is thrown in the trash, they end up in landfills where the chemicals can leak into the air, water and soil. With 4.5 tons of e-waste every year, that’s a lot of toxic stuff leaking into the environment.
Recycling e-waste isn’t complicated. Planet Green works with individuals who want to keep e-waste from ending up in landfills. Not only can organizations help keep the planet green by recycling e-waste, but they have the opportunity to earn money too. The Planet Green program allows organizations to make money from the e-waste collected from friends, family members and the community. This gives organizations the opportunity to make hundreds or thousands of dollars for a great cause.
If raising money and saving the environment sounds like a great choice for your next fundraising product, consider learning more about becoming a partner with Planet Green. Planet Green takes care of the tough part and organizations have the chance to raise money.