Stop littering: Drop-off point for E-waste well supported

2015-09-24 06:00
=The proud clean-up team with waste collected in Van Riebeekhoogte. 

=The proud clean-up team with waste collected in Van Riebeekhoogte. Photos: supplied

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South Africans last week celebrated national Clean-up andamp; Recycling week and were encouraged to clean-up and recycle in their environments. It coincided with the national E-waste collection day as well as International Coastal Clean-up Day.

The Dutch Reformed church Uitenhage East partnered with Albertyn Primary and M-zan Technologies to do their green duty for the town and the environment by having a clean-up around the school and church and also to host an e-waste drop-off on Saturday.

“The event was well received within the broader spectrum of the community and many local businesses and community members used the opportunity to drop-off their e-waste at the drop-off point,” said Melinda Labuscagne, organiser of the event.

E-waste includes discarded batteries, light bulbs including fluorescent tubes, electrical cables/ wires, small and large household appliances, mobile phones, computers, monitors, empty printer cartridges, printers, toys and all other products using batteries or electricity as a power source.

The clean-up concentrated on parts of Union Street, Van Plettenberg Street, Frere Crescent, Van Riebeeck Street and van der Stel Avenue.

“Participants of the clean-up were amazed to see how much litter was collected within a residential area, as most of it is not visible when one drives through the areas.

“The message that they want to send to the community is to not throw anything from their car windows but to wait until they are at home, that is the only way we can keep our town and environment clean,” said Labuscagne.

)If you would like to know more on how to dispose of e-waste in a responsible manner you can contact Brandt from M-zan Technologies on 072 248 8684 or visit their Facebook page for various tips and information

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