Small Dog Electronics collects 100 tons of e-Waste during sixth annual recycling event

first_imgSmall Dog Electronics,Early estimates indicate that Vermont based Apple retailer, Small Dog Electronics recycled 100 tons of e-Waste at its sixth annual recycling event this year. Nearly 1,100 cars filled with old TVs, computers and electronic peripherals lined up at National Life Group in Montpelier as early as 8:30 am to recycle their electronics for free. All of the electronics collected will be processed in the United States by WeRecycle! in one of their two processing plants in Connecticut and New York.The e-Waste Event is part of the company’s mission of social and environmental responsibility.‘It is critical that we find the best way to recycle what we sell and educate our customers about the importance of responsibly recycling their e-Waste. Although manufacturing processes are improving, computers, monitors and other equipment still contain some hazardous components like cadmium, mercury and chromium that can leach into the soil and contaminate groundwater,’ says Don Mayer, CEO and founder of Small Dog Electronics. ‘Small Dog Electronics measures its success by people, PLANET and profit. This event focuses on the planet portion of our business, and I want to thank all of our partners for joining with Small Dog Electronics is subsidizing this annual event and for all who came out to responsibly recycle their e-Waste this past weekend,’ said Mayer.In addition to these e-Waste recycling events, Small Dog recycles e-Waste safely and responsibly all year-round for a standard fee of about 35 cents per pound. For more information about Small Dog Electronics and to learn more about what makes e-Waste so detrimental to the environment, visithttp://www.smalldog.com/ewaste(link is external). ### Small Dog Electronics, New England’s top Apple Specialist and reseller and the third largest Apple specialist in the US, was founded 1995 by the father and son team of Don and Hapy Mayer. Small Dog is a socially and environmentally responsible company and employer.  For more information about Small Dog Electronics, and its product line of Apple computers, peripherals, iPods, software, and printers, visit their website at www.smalldog.com(link is external).last_img

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