Record for Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally
Record amount recycled as January 19 event contributes to the “greening” of Super Bowl LIII.
The Super Bowl LIII Recycling Rally hosted at Zoo Atlanta on January 19 was the most successful to date, resulting in the collection of 42,446 pounds of E-Waste for recycling. Zoo Atlanta teamed up with the National Football League, Verizon and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee to host the event, which will contribute to the “greening” of Super Bowl LIII by keeping waste out of local landfills. Responsibly recycling electronic waste also helps to preserve animal species and habitats which are threatened by the mining of minerals used in electronics.
More than 400 participants contributed car and truckloads of E-Waste during the free event, which was sponsored by Verizon. Volunteers collected 87 pallets of E-Waste, including but not limited to hundreds of desktop and laptop computers; monitors; televisions; stereo and audio equipment; small electronic appliances; and glass items. Items collected also included 281 cell phones.
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