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Make Pittsburgh Even Cooler in June: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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The Black and Gold City Goes Green decided to “Make Pittsburgh Even Cooler” this month with a recycling event taking place this Saturday in the East Parking Lot of Heinz Field from 9 AM to 1 PM.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling half of your trash can prevent up to 509 pounds of heat-trapping gases from being released into the air each year. Recycling takes less energy and water than using new materials, and it also saves space in landfills.

At Saturday’s event, TVs and more can be recycled for a small fee, but recycling just one computer can save up to 206 pounds of heat-trapping gases, and every five cell phones can save up to two pounds of heat-trapping gases.  The fee will go towards making sure the item is recycled in a proper manner.  Items welcomed at the event are as follows:  electronic equipment such as televisions, computers, monitors, cell phones, other digital equipment, printers, scanners, fax machines; unopened, unexpired medical supplies such as syringes, gauze, catheters, gloves, bandages; gently used medical equipment such as nebulizers, crutches, canes, wheelchairs, walkers; and in addition compact fluorescent light bulbs, alkaline batteries and ink and toner cartridges can be brought for either reuse or recycling!

eLoop is responsible for recycling the electronic equipment in an environmentally safe way without shipping material overseas.  Global Links recovers unused medical supplies and gently used medical equipment and provides them to hospitals and clinics serving poor populations in developing countries.

If you’re in Pittsburgh come out this Saturday to support a great cause and make America’s Most Livable City a little greener!