Ontario Electronic Stewardship conducts recycling tour
By Adnews Staff
Toronto-based Ontario Electronic Stewardship is conducting a touring promotion in southern Ontario for its RecycleYourElectronics.ca program. The not-for-profit organization conducted a similar tour in northern Ontario earlier this summer. Stops on the tour stops will be drop-off points for local residents and businesses to recycle unwanted electronic devices such as television sets, computers, cell phones and cameras. The tour also includes games, giveaways and the distribution of information about electronics recycling. Through an association with Live Nation, the tour will stop at festivals, fairs, concerts and sporting events in Owen Sound, Port Hope, Glencoe, Metcalfe, Walkerton, Toronto and other communities. "Together with our service providers and Ontario residents and businesses, we have diverted more than 50,000 tonnes of waste electronics from landfill to date," said Carol Hochu, executive director of Ontario Electronic Stewardship. "Last year our mobile tour collected over 350 tonnes of e-waste, and is on the road in the far North and rural South this year to raise awareness, generate enthusiasm and motivate people to action across Ontario."