Time for Spring Cleaning, GTA: Samsung Canada, RBC and Green Living Show announce E-Waste Collection Drive and School Challenge

FREE Green Living Show tickets for anyone who recycles e-waste at any of six participating RBC branches or at the show itself; $20000 in Samsung Hope for Children Smart School grants to be awarded in Passion for E-Recycling School Challenge

When you think about spring cleaning, do you remember to recycle your electronic waste? This spring, the Green Living Show, proud sponsor Samsung Canada, and RBC challenge GTA residents to round up old and unwanted electronic waste (e-waste) gathering dust and bring them in for recycling. For each piece of e-waste recycled at the Green Living Show, or at four participating RBC branches, participants will receive a free ticket ($16 value) to the Green Living Show (April 12-14). The Passion for E-Recycling School Challenge offers up $20000 in Samsung Hope for Children Smart School grants to GTA schools that collect the most e-waste.

Electronic waste (e-waste) is defined as all types of unwanted electronics and electronic equipment and can present special challenges when it comes to end-of-life disposal. E-waste contains a unique combination of hazardous materials as well as valuable materials which can be repurposed.

“Education is core to Samsung’s business, whether through our Smart School Solution or Hope for Children foundation initiatives,” said James Politeski, President of Samsung Electronics Canada. “We believe the best way to teach our kids is to bring lessons to life. Together with likeminded partners like Green Living Enterprises and RBC, we know our e-waste recycling community collections and school challenge will have a positive impact by educating future generations and reducing our environmental impact.”

A recent Samsung Canada survey revealed that many Canadians may not know what to do with their old electronics or e-waste; 1 in 3 respondents (35%) say their old electronics are just gathering dust stored in their homes, while 1 in 10 admit to throwing their e-waste into the garbage.


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