Ink And Toner Cartridges Recycled To Fund College Scholarship

2011-04-06 08:33:10

Published on 2011-04-06 08:33:10

Recycling ink and toner cartridges and other small electronic items at Broward College is providing the funds for educational scholarships.

After starting the project the education provider has recycled over 171,000 items, which has raised nearly $3,000 (£1,800) for its new type of award.

The first Broward College Foundation award, funded through Terracycle, was the Michelle A Lawless Environmental Science Scholarship, which was given out during the spring semester.

Jarrod Hersch, a member on the Terracycle programme committee, said: "I am pleased at the response. We have exceeded our collection goals and this year our goal is to keep 200,000 items out of the waste stream."

Furthermore, Sara Lopez became the first student to receive the funding, and said she wants to study environmental science because everyone has a responsibility to look after and sustain the world.

Recently, toner cartridge manufacturer Kyocera Mita UK unveiled its Greener Partner Programme, which encourages companies to be as eco-friendly as possible in their distribution and service delivery.

Posted by Barry Ashmore

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