E-waste Going to the Apes
Over 4,400 lbs of electronic waste (e-waste) was collected at the Toronto Zoo on Saturday, September 27 in support of great ape conservation! The event helped raise funds for the Phone Apes Program, which GEEP has partnered on with the Toronto Zoo. The award-winning program promotes the importance of protecting and replanting forests for ecosystem protection, wildlife conservation and climate change.
Zoo guests brought old, broken and outdated monitors, TV’s, computers, laptops, servers, keyboards, and other electronic equipment to be recycled. As with all items that GEEP processes, 97% of the materials will be recycled and any toxic substances they contain will be kept out of landfills. The materials can be reused and remade into other items.
Thanks goes out to all who supported this truly sustainable event which helped protect the habitats of beautiful animals and our planet!