GEEP / News / 2015

GEEP et Jour de la Terre Québec renouvellent leur partenariat pour l’édition 2015 du Jour de la Terre

Pour la troisième année consécutive, GEEP sera le partenaire du Jour De La Terre Québec pour un événement de collecte de produits électroniques et informatiques dans l’arrondissement Ville Marie le 22 avril 2015.

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Jour de la Terre s’associe à GEEP en toute confiance grâce à leur politique zéro enfouissement et leur capacité à garantir la destruction des données contenues dans le matériel collecté. Les industries, commerces et institutions participantes, soucieuses de l’environnement, se voient ainsi offrir la tranquillité d’esprit d’un recyclage selon les règlementations en vigueur. GEEP est une compagnie reconnue internationalement qui assure des solutions éthiques de pointe pour le recyclage des produits électroniques en fin de vie utile, mais aussi des solutions de réemploi pour le matériel éligible à une deuxième vie.Le partenariat de Jour de la Terre Québec avec GEEP se poursuivra tout au long de l’année à travers le programme Allo la Terre.

GEEP featured in Living Wage article

Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) general manager Ted Cooper and recruitment co-ordinator Maria Clairelyn Vicencio are happy to be hiring more workers at the John Street recycling company. It will be holding a job fair at the Dorian Parker Centre in Sunnidale Park on April 16.

The Barrie Examiner recently published an article about employment and the access to living wage jobs in Barrie, Ontario. The article goes on to describe what a living wage actually is and how it can be difficult to determine for individual cities. But, what is clear is that a ‘living’ wage – what is necessary to earn to live above the poverty line in Ontario – is above the current minimum wage of $11 per hour. GEEP is preparing to directly hire 50 new employees for its Barrie plant and is hosting a job fair to meet candidates on Thursday, April 16 at the Dorian Parker Centre in Sunnidale Park in Barrie, Ontario. Read the full article here:

Recycling E-waste Supports Global #EarthHour Movement

At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2105, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will switch off the non-essential lights of homes and businesses for one hour. This growing worldwide movement is intended to get as many people as possible focused on a commitment to the planet earth. The goal when the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started the event in Australia in 2007, was to engage their citizens on the issue of climate change.

Within a year, Earth Hour grew beyond the Australian borders to reach 371 cities in 35 countries across the globe and included major landmarks like the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. By 2010, 128 countries were participating and in 2012 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories were committing to turning their lights off from 8:30 – 9:30pm local time.  Only 8 years from its inception, over 162 countries will participate with hundreds of millions engaged in the ideals of environmental protection.

Earth Hour

GEEP is proud that we support the goals of the Earth Hour movement every day. With the recycling of electronics that we do 24-hours a day, seven days per week, we are preserving energy and the earth’s natural resources with every piece of electronics we touch. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to power 3,657 American homes in a year. And, if we recycled all of the approximately 100 million cell phones that were retired just last year in the United States alone, we would save enough energy to power 18,500 homes for a year. That’s 162 million energy hours!

When we recycle one million cell phones we are able to recover 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium. That means that those precious metals do not end up in a landfill,  they can be reused and the energy needed to mine the same amount is saved.

Earth Hour has gone beyond just switching off lights and has become a vehicle for people to achieve environmental outcomes. We support the many people, companies, and governments that will be committing through their actions to make a difference for the planet on Saturday, March 28.  Our earth deserves for all of us not only to care, but to act. #EarthHour #IWIYW

GEEP Collecting E-waste at The Green Living Show

On March 27-29, 2015, GEEP will be partnering again with The Green Living Show and Samsung Canada to collect e-waste at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. Anyone bringing their old electronics to the show will receive FREE admission for the weekend-long eco and healthy living event.

We’re encouraging anyone that brings their e-waste to tweet a selfie with their items with hastag #RecycleGLS and include us @GEEPInc. Individuals will also have the opportunity to enter a draw to win a Samsung tablet each day. Admission is thanks to the amazing support of Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow initiative from Samsung Canada.


The Green Living Show:

The Green Living Show, held annually in Toronto, showcases an impressive line up of speakers and more than 400 exhibitors representing the best in local and organic food, eco-fashion, natural beauty, fitness, hybrid and electrical vehicles and more — all under one roof. Whether you’re a shopaholic, a yogi, a conservationist, an eco-parent, a green car enthusiast or all of the above, the Green Living Show is a one-stop shop to a healthier lifestyle and healthier planet. For more information, visit or follow the show on twitter @GreenLivingPage or LIKE the show at

List of acceptable items for collection at the show: