GEEP E-Waste Challenge
Posted on April 13th, 2016
Our wonderful school EPK will be participating the GEEP (Global Electric Electronic Processing) E-Waste collection starting in May 2016. The purpose of the E-Waste Collection School Challenge is to educate students about electronics recycling and preventing those devices from entering area landfills. All electronic devices with a cord or battery are accepted, except kitchen appliances.
A large yellow bin will be placed in front of the school for collections for the month of May. It will be emptied by GEEP on a regular basis. Bring your old electronic devices you no longer use and place in the Yellow Bin.
This E-Waste challenge has received funding from Alberta Recycling Management Authority and is offering a cash prize to the top 3 schools.
GEEP is the largest electronic recycler in Alberta and Canada and they recycle and we recycle 97% of all electronics that we process including the dust.
École Père Kenneth Kearns is very proud to say we are doing a great job at reducing our Carbon Footprint. Currently we:
- Blue Bin recycle- co-mingle of paper, plastic, cardboard
- Green Bin- organic waste
- Returnables- we collect bottles and juice boxes as a fundraiser for our grade 4 students Francophone Camp
- Black Bin- waste that can't be put into the other bins.
- Staples Box- old or broken writing instruments
We are very proud to say, we have reduced our WASTE by 75%. Way to go EPK family.
Help our wonderful school to continue to be leaders in Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and Recover. Yes, there are 4 R's.
École Père Kenneth Kearns Family