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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Sponsors Electronic Waste Recycling Event

January 7, 2010
Press Release
Houston, TX – Representative Gene Green today announced that the Electronic Waste Recycling event scheduled for this Saturday, January 9th has been postponed due to harsh weather conditions expected in the Houston area this weekend. The event is now scheduled for January 30th.
 
WHAT: Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Please join us to safely dispose and recycle electronic devices such as televisions, CPUs, monitors, cellular phones, keyboards, laptops, fax machines, and other electronics.
 
WHO: Representative Gene Green will host an electronic waste recycling day, in conjunction with the City of Houston Solid Waste Department and Houston City Council Member Ed Gonzalez.
 
WHEN: Saturday, January 30, 2010 / 9:00-1:00 PM
 
WHERE:8001 Fulton (HCC Northline parking lot)
    Houston, Texas
 
America thrives on technological innovation and consumer electronics like computers, wireless devices, televisions. These devices have immeasurably improved the lives of people worldwide. Rapid innovation is good, but the high turnover of electronic devices produces over 2.6 million tons per year of electronic waste, or “e-waste” in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately, many electronic products contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and flame retardants. While landfill disposal poses challenges, the e-waste problem can get even worse when the consumer does the right thing by trying to recycle.
 
“I have introduced H.R. 2595, the Electronic Waste Recycling Reform Act of 2009, which will restrict the export of unusable and obsolete electronics, and would ban the export of electronic equipment unless the export meets standards set by the EPA. We can do our part now to recycle this equipment at home and provide jobs in our country,” said Rep. Gene Green “Making sure that our electronic waste is recycled properly is easy, and we hope that you will join us on Saturday, January 30th, to recycle your unused and unwanted electronics.”
 

For more information, please call our district office at (281) 999-5879.

 

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