Planet Green Recycling of Southern California Expands E-Waste Program into Canada

October 21, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Planet Green of Chatsworth, California (www.planetgreenrecycle.com), a world leader of high-quality remanufactured inkjet cartridges and an E-Waste Recycler, has expanded its green fundraising efforts beyond its US borders to now include Canada.

From a country that boasts curbside pickup of organic waste, transit ridership tax credits, passionate freecycling, and extraordinary efforts to save the Great Bear Rainforest Canadian officials reveal sobering statistics about Canadian E-Waste. It is perhaps Canada's biggest, looming challenge as Environment Canada reveals that an estimated 140,000 tons of E-Waste is discarded annually in Canadian landfills, and that number continues to rise. E-waste contains toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic and chromium, all of which are known or suspected to harm wildlife and human health.

Planet Green (www.planetgreenrecycle.com) recycles inkjet cartridges, toners, cell phones and a variety of other small electronics considered to be part of the E-Waste problem, and they have come up with a simple and environmentally-friendly solution to fuel school or community-based fundraising efforts. They pay cash for used, broken or outdated electronic items that are sent to their re-manufacturing facility north of Los Angeles, and they even pay for shipping on eligible items!

Planet Green has been providing critical fundraising dollars for American non-profits for over a decade and word of their E-Waste Fundraising efforts is now spreading throughout Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Planet's Green's cash donations are in the millions and if there ever was a "Win-Win" for beleaguered non-profit groups across North America, this would be it. Canadian Clubs and Schools have already signed up in Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

Planet Green's E-Waste collection list includes old, used or empty inkjet cartridges, toners, cell phones, cameras, PDA's, iPods, MP3 players, Palm Pilots, and GPS systems. PG not only recycles these once cutting-edge gadgets but also pays top dollar for each, donated item, sometimes as much as $6.50 for a used inkjet cartridge or $100 for a used cell phone!

E-Waste fundraising dollars are paid either directly to the contributing party or to a designated non-profit foundation, school, club, organization or fundraising beneficiary. Any organization in the US or Canada can sign-up with Planet Green via their website and start their own Green Fundraising Drive. Planet Green provides a free organization-based micro-site, free promotional materials, free shipping labels, complete customer service support, real-time online accounting, and a 7-Day turnaround for payment.

Planet Green plans to continue to extend its reach across the USA's traditionally eco-friendly neighbor to the North to not only help Canadian schools and clubs raise much-needed funds but to also create a credible recycling solution for discarded electronic waste.

To schedule a Planet Green E-Waste event, organizations throughout North America can sign-up at their website at www.planetgreenrecycle.com or call: 800-377-1093. They can also be reached via email at: info@planetgreenrecycle.com