Last Earth Day the theme was ‘face the climate of change‘ promoting energy conservation throughout the home and office. Forbes did a little investigating on the mindsets of employees who work from home compared to those who are constantly in the office.
Their survey, conducted by online market research company USamp, found letting employees work from home actually cuts down on waste and electricity!
How you may ask?
Employees who work from home are more environmentally conscience when it comes to conserving energy than those who spend countless hours in the office.
Their mentality is that they could care less about leaving lights on all night, recycling in the office or extensive water usage because they are not the ones paying the bill. Employees working from home, in fact, are proactive in recycling waste and conserving water and energy at home.
With motion-censored lights, active recycling company wide and environmentally conscience employees, HOBI International, leading electronics recycler, does its duty to conserve energy and recycle responsibly to help sustain its surroundings.
The theme for Earth Day 2014 is ‘Green Cities‘ and HOBI is getting the community amped up about electronics recycling!
Did you know e-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but an astonishing 70% of overall toxic waste?
It’s not all bad though! There’s a goldmine hidden within the electronics sitting in your junk drawer. If recycled by a certified ITAD vendor, a mere one pound of electronics contains more gold than a pound of gold ore. Do your part to cut down the 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste disposed worldwide because just by recycling one million laptops, the energy saved is equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year. You can make a difference.
E-waste collection information
Southern Methodist University: HOBI has partnered up with Southern Methodist University to host an e-waste recycling event for Earth Day. A trailer will be set up April 22nd from 7:30am-1pm on Bishop Blvd ready to collect old electronics from students, faculty and staff. Participants have the chance to win a $200 gift card to the SMU Bookstore.
Lincoln Centre: A trailer will be stationed at both Lincoln Centre sites – Docks 2/3 from 9am-12pm and Dock 1 from 12:30pm-2pm – at LBJ and the Dallas North Tollway on April 22nd from 9am to 2pm. Bring your old electronics out to be responsibly recycled by an industry leader.
Take advantage of electronics recycling events this Earth Day and make your community aware of the positive affects that come from responsible recycling and energy conservation.