Organization Name: Second Chance Pet Network
Contact Name & Title:Ann Owens/Treasurer
Contact Phone Number/807-223-3335
Second Chance Pet Network is participating in the Think Recycle program, which gathers from the community unwanted cell phones, printer cartridges and digital cameras. Greentec, the company behind Think Recycle, will reimburse Second Chance Pet Network then processes and recycles the products, diverting the electronic waste from entering local landfill sites. No time limit on this project.
“Our usual fundraising activities are great, but the Think Recycle program directly protects the environment”, says Second Chance Pet Network . This way we can stop filling up our landfills with electronic waste and fundraise at the same time!”
Over 300 million empty printer cartridges are generated in North America every year, or 900,000,000 pounds of waste that can potentially end up in a landfill. The Think Recycle program has been responsible for the diversion of more than one million cartridges from landfills and has provided nearly $3 million in funding to its participants. More than 20,000 schools in North America participate in the Think Recycle program, says Tony Perrotta, President of Greentec.
In addition to giving money for unwanted cell phones, printer cartridges and digital cameras, Think Recycle donates money to have one tree planted, through American Forests or Tree Canada, for every 24 qualifying products collected by Second Chance Pet Network . The Think Recycle program has paid for the planting of more than 50,000 trees, effectively removing 8700 tones of carbon from the atmosphere.
“With Think Recycle, not only are you helping Second Chance Pet Network raise money for the existing temporary shelter and the new permanent shelter we are building but you get to directly protect the environment and do a good thing,” says Ann Owens.
The public can drop off unwanted cell phones, printer cartridges and digital cameras at Triple F Pet Supply and Second Chance Pet Network at 24 King St, Dryden, On. 807-223-3335.
Based in Cambridge, Ontario, the Think Recycle Program is a division of Greentec, a world leader in reverse logistics. Greentec specializes in the collection and recycling of e-waste items such as cell phones, printer cartridges and digital cameras. Visit www.thinkrecycle and www.greentec.com for more information.