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

October 21, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Planet Green of Chatsworth, California (, 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 ( 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 They pay cash for used, broken or outdated electronic items that are sent to their re-manufacturing facility north of Los Angeles, and they even pay for shipping on eligible items!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 or call: 800-377-1093. They can also be reached via email at: