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Technology Recycling Seminar: Please Join Us!

The proper disposal of electronic waste has become a major concern of businesses large and small.  This FREE seminar this Thursday at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is designed to help business and nonprofit leaders learn best practices for safe and responsible electronics disposal and recycling.  The seminar is presented by 2trg, in partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Green Umbrella & the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality. We hope you can join us! The seminar takes place this Thursday, March 29th from 3:30-5:30pm.

Our special guest speaker is Mike Enberg, the e-Stewards Enterprise Manager with the Basel Action Network based in Seattle, Washington.  Founded in 1997, BAN has become the leading global source of information and advocacy on toxic trade and international hazardous waste treaties.  It has developed market-based solutions that rely on the highest standards for globally responsible recycling and rigorous independent certification to those standards.

Mike will address the following topics relevant to all businesses and organizations:

  • Current e-waste disposal regulations
  • Best practices for creating an electronic waste recycling program for your organization with an emphasis on protecting assets and limiting risk
  • Differences in the two accredited e-waste recycler certification standards: R2 & e-Stewards
  • Why businesses and organizations should work with certified recyclers
  • Participation in the e-Stewards Enterprise program

Learn more about sustainable practices from the Cincinnati Zoo, hailed as “the greenest Zoo in America”; 2trg, who recently earned the prestigious e-Stewards and R2 certifications; Green Umbrella, the region’s sustainability initiative; and the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality, responsible for the Green Cincinnati Plan.

Space is limited for this seminar so please RSVP today at: http://technologyrecyclingseminar.eventbrite.com/. Admission and parking to the Zoo is FREE for seminar participants.

March 26, 2012   1 Comment

Oh Christmas Tree!

The holidays have come and gone so quickly! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and before we know it, all of our holiday cheer will be packed away once again. If you have a real Christmas tree this year, consider recycling it so it can become mulch, wood chips or compost and help future Christmas trees grow! According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are approximately 25-30 million real Christmas trees sold in the U.S. every year. Imagine if all of those trees are recycled! Close to 350 million Christmas trees currently grow on tree farms in the U.S. alone and for every Christmas tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring. There are more than 4,000 local Christmas tree recycling programs throughout the United States, including the following throughout southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Make sure your tree is free of any lights, ornaments, other decorations, nails and wire before dropping them off or setting them at the curb (depending on your location).
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December 27, 2011   2 Comments

Greening Your Gifts!

Give the gift of green this holiday season with gifts that help the planet. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Gift Shop offers a number of eco-friendly gifts, along with other “ZOO-nique” gift ideas that benefit the Zoo. For example, there are bright, beautiful bags and scarves made from recycled silk fibers. Those same bags are also made from recycled hemp fibers. An example of eco-friendly jewelry is Nuna Collections Tagua Nut Jewelry. [Read more →]

December 22, 2011   2 Comments