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Sony Electronics Inc and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, Encourage eCycling at Kapolei High School
December 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Residents urged to support their local high school by recycling their old electronics in a free, convenient, secure way. Participants will receive free tickets to the Sony Open PGA Golf Tournament.
|KAPOLEI, November 27, 2017 – As part of a national program to recycle electronics, Sony Electronics Inc. and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) are supporting a Going Green event at Kapolei High School. The event offers residents an opportunity to give new life to their old residential electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner that is free and convenient. As an added incentive, event participants will receive 2 free one-day admission tickets to the Sony Open PGA Golf Tournament (2 per vehicle) and a Sony cooler bag.
This one-day event will take place Saturday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kapolei High School, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Honolulu, HI. Residents in the areas will be able to drop off acceptable items for recycling without even getting out of their vehicles. eCycling crew members will collect electronics from trunks or pickup beds and unacceptable items will be left in vehicles.
Consistent with the goal to recycle electronic products when they have reached the end of their useful life, this event allows area residents to help the environment and contribute to a more sustainable future. It also serves as an example of businesses and organizations showing leadership in the area of responsible environmental stewardship.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste is a significant segment of the nation’s waste stream. By recycling old electronic products responsibly, useful materials such as plastic and metal can be reused to manufacture new products. “What was yesterday’s high-tech can be turned into raw materials needed for today’s latest gadgets,” said Douglas Smith, Director of Environmental Affairs, Sony Electronics Inc.
“Responsible waste management is essential in protecting Hawaii’s environment. It’s highly positive when businesses proactively help communities dispose of their waste, especially electronics which can otherwise be difficult and tedious to deal with,” said Jordan Muratsuchi, Executive Director for Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful.
Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful is the recognized Hawaii State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KHIB coordinates the state involvement in nationwide recycling, beautification, and litter control programs and events.
Acceptable items for the eCycling event:
Computers – CPUs
Home and office phones
Unacceptable items for the eCycling event:
Smoke alarms and detectors
Fire alarms and detectors
Large appliances (refrigerators, etc.)
Non-decontaminated medical equipment
Any unit with sludge or liquids
ABOUT SONY Electronics Inc.
Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony’s principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. For more information, please visit www.sony.com.
ABOUT KEEP THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS BEAUTIFUL
Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) is a charitable non-profit supporting Hawaii organizations working toward improving all facets of our environment. KHIB is the Hawaii State Affiliate in the Keep America Beautiful system. As one of more than 600 affiliates and participation organizations nationwide, Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful brings all of its resources to bear as part of the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organizations. As the recognized State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KHIB coordinates the state involvement in nationwide recycling, beautification, and litter control programs and events. Through these programs and events, KHIB engages communities, businesses, and government to take greater responsibility in creating and maintaining cleaner environments. For more information, please visit www.khib.org.