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#GoGreenWithGEEP 04/22/2018

 

Earth Day has become the world’s largest environmental movement! In 2018, more than 1 billion people across 192 countries will join to celebrate, educate and activate global initiatives. Unfortunately, our world faces many challenges and it is our responsibility to come together and provide solutions to protect the Earth for future generations.

GEEP believes in a sustainable future and is committed to responsibly managing the consequences of the electronic age. Our mission is to encourage reuse whenever possible. Through innovative, continuously improving processes, we securely repurpose and safely recycle used electronic devices and electrical equipment.

GEEP will be participating in several events across North and Central America, celebrating and collaborating with individuals, companies and governments. Follow our corporate social media accounts (@GEEPGlobal via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to learn more about these upcoming events and how you can participate! You can also search the hashtag, #GoGreenWithGEEP.

If we do connect in-person, you may receive a GREEN ‘thank-you’ in return: a GEEP seed pen! This item is biodegradable, with the base containing pine tree seeds. Once pen has been used, dispose the refill, plant the pen and watch it grow!

Everyone must do their part, no matter how small, because together we can achieve lasting changes. Celebrate with GEEP this Earth Day, because #TogetherWeCanMakeADifference!

 

GEEP collaborates with Canada’s Big Five banks to host a personal e-waste recycling event in the GTA from October 17th – 19th

In support of Waste Reduction Week, GEEP is pleased to work together with the five major Canadian banks (BMO, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and TD) to build awareness and educate consumers and companies alike about the environmental impacts of electronic waste also referred to as e-waste.

The e-waste recycling event, which will run daily from 7:30AM to 3:30PM, October 17th to 19th, provides a great opportunity for people working in the GTA to bring in their personal electronic waste items from home for responsible disposal.  There will be three e-waste collection locations: the main lobby of Commerce Court East (21 Melinda St., Toronto), south tower lobby of Royal Bank Plaza (200 Bay St., Toronto), and the Atrium of 100 Consilium Place, Scarborough.  E-waste items such as cell phones, computer components (hard drives, monitors, scanners, keyboards, printers, etc.), and home electronics (TVs, radios, CD and DVD players, etc.) are all acceptable materials for electronic recycling.  For a full list of acceptable e-waste items for collection, please visit: Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) – Electronics We Accept.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which runs from October 16th to 22nd, is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around responsible waste management.

For full event details – Please see our Press Release

For Event Inquiries – Please email GoGreen@geepglobal.com

Thank you for supporting Waste Reduction Week Oct 16-22nd

Thank you to all of our event partners and participants for helping us support #WasteReductionWeek in Canada, October 16-22, 2017. WRW is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness about sustainable and responsible consumption. We encourage you to #GoGreenWithGEEP and learn more about e-waste recycling and support our local collection events.

GEEP Press Release: Forgotten Treasure in Recycled TV is Returned

GEEP – Responsible Electronics Recycling in Action.

Forgotten TV Treasure to be Recycled is Returned to its Rightful Owner

(GEEP Barrie Facility and Cash Found)

GEEP is pleased to announce that Barrie Police Investigative Services have returned a forgotten treasure left inside an old TV, recycled at GEEP’s Barrie facility, to its rightful owner.

As reported by Barrie Today, Barrie Police Investigative Services have spent the past month trying to trace back and return the found treasure to its owner.

On January 13th of this year, an old television was dismantled at our GEEP Barrie facility, located at 220 John Street, when an employee found a cash box inside the TV with over $100,000 cash and some personal banking records, dating back over 30 years ago, to 1985.

The GEEP employee reported and handed over the items to the General Manager and police were involved to handle the matter accordingly.

GEEP commends the honest actions of our employees and staff and are happy to hear the money has been returned to its original owner.

For full details – Please see our Press Release

 

Every Litter Bit Counts for Waste Reduction Week

October 20-26 was a busy time this year for GEEP as it supported events across Canada for the country’s Waste Reduction Week. Corporate partners such as Samsung Canada and NCR  held e-waste collection events to support the initiatives of the week. The Recycling Council of Ontario held its annual Awards Gala in Toronto where leaders from the industry and their partners gathered to celebrate reduction, reuse and recycling successes over the past year. CARI, the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries held their annual networking event bringing together some of North America’s biggest drivers of recycling practices. GEEP Employees challenged themselves to help reduce the 1.8 billion paper cups that are sent to landfills every year in Canada by ‘lugging a mug’ with them to work for their coffee and tea. The Vancouver team joined  partner London Drugs at We Day at the Rogers Arena to talk to youth about how recycling can help our planet. But the most important message of the week is that reducing waste is a 365 day a year action oriented practice. Everyone can make a big difference, one litter bit at a time. WRWpic

GEEP attends annual Recycling Industry Event

The Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI) held its annual Consumers’ Night, its largest networking event of the year on Monday, October 20 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, in the city’s vibrant Entertainment District. The evenCARIt allowed members and guests to meet and network with consumers, brokers, dealers, and suppliers in the North American recycling industry. GEEP was on hand as one of its over 250 member companies in the recycling sector that process, broker, and consume recyclable commodities, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, electronics, paper, rubber, glass, textiles, and plastics. CARI, which was founded in 1941, is an industry association with a mission to promote the optimal net economic and social impact from commercial recycling activities. GEEP’s trading team took the opportunity to strengthen business relationships and make new connections. Learn more about CARI on their website at http://cari-acir.org/. Read more information about GEEP’s trading activities or contact Steve White if you are interested in commodity purchasing and sales.

 

Welcome to #WasteReductionWeek in Canada!

WRWGEEP2014lrOctober 20-26, 2014 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Since 2001, this national program has been organized by a coalition of non-government, not-for-profit environment groups and governments from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada. The week engages and empowers Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste – our raison d’etre! It encourages Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices.

GEEP and our customers will be participating in events across the country to support increased awareness of how to take better care of our planet through managing waste more effectively.

To learn more, follow #WasteReductionWeek and @WRWCanada on twitter and please visit the website http://www.wrwcanada.com/ for ways individuals, businesses and municipalities can make a change and a difference!

GEEP Partners with Better Business Bureau for ‘Secure Your ID’ Events

GEEP Michigan and GEEP North Carolina have partnered with local Better Business Bureau (BBB) chapters in their regions to participate in Secure Your ID events in October 2014.

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Over half of identity theft victims can trace it to an item of theirs, so consumers are urged to shred documents and securely recycle their computers as an important step in protecting their privacy. Document shredding and electronics recycling are two of the most effective ways to dispose of sensitive records, data, documents and information. Electronic devices, even when no longer in use, often retain confidential personal information that can fall into the wrong hands if data wiped or disposed of incorrectly; properly destroying this information is imperative to personal security.

BBB Serving Detroit & Eastern Michigan partnered this fall with GEEP, Shred-It, GreenPath Debt Solutions and Fox 2 News to host their “Secure Your ID” Day in Southfield, Michigan on October 11. The event successfully collected over 10,000 pounds of electronic waste that will be safely and securely recycled at GEEP’s facility in Redford, Michigan.

BBB Eastern North Carolina‘s “Secure Your ID” Day event will take place on Saturday, October 18. The event will include document shredding, collection of computers and hard-drives for secure destruction, and electric/electronics recycling.

Shredding and electronics recycling will be offered at two locations:

Coastal Federal Credit Union
1000 St. Albans Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lafayette Village in front of the Executive Office Suites
8480 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
8:00 – 12:30 pm

Presenting sponsors, Coastal Federal Credit Union and Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village, will be on hand educating consumers on protecting their identity.GEEP will recycle electronics at both locations.  ProShred and A Shred Ahead will provide document shredding.

Individuals are encouraged to bring up to 3 boxes or bags of documents that have been removed from binders, and up to 5 electric/electronic devices, such as computers, cell phones, tablets or TVs, as well as printers, fax machines, vacuums, dvd/cd players, and toasters.

Oakland Community College Hosting Sustainability Days

On two Saturdays in October, Oakland Community College (OCC) will be hosting Sustainability Days at their Auburn Hills and Southfiled Campuses in Southeast Michigan. OCC’s Sustainability Committee in partnership with GEEP Michigan will collect electronic waste from OCC students, staff, faculty and the Oakland County community on October 18 and October 25.

GEEP will ensure that items such as computers, cell phones, cords, radios, and printers are all securely and responsibly recycled at their Redford, Michigan facility only a short distance from both campuses.

OCC is Michigan’s largest community college and 21st largest in the United States. With almost 82,000 students and close to 1,400 staff members, the college is an important and integral part of the Oakland County community. GEEP looks forward to supporting them in their sustainability efforts to help protect the planet, one piece of electronics at a time.

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GEEP Durham supports SAS employee Recycling Event

SAS E-waste Recycling
From Left to Right, GEEP employees Davin McGinnis and Robert Bridges stand along with SAS staff Paul Nordhaugen, GEEP helpers Normeka Glaspie, Lenin Groullon, and Jeff Brown; with help from SAS employee Scott Clayton at a campus collection site on the SAS headquaters’ campus in Cary, North Carolina on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

SAS employees at their world headquarters in Cary, North Carolina are pitching in today and tomorrow to rummage, gather and cart in their old or broken electronics and small appliances to the semi-annual E-waste collection event this week.

“These events that we help our customers organize, are doing the right thing for the environment,” says GEEP Durham General Manager David Turner, “and really, by de-cluttering people’s homes and keeping these items out of landfills – they are a total win-win!”

People showed up with items like televisions, computers, printers, VCRs, toys, and some items that many had forgotten about in an attic or garage.

SAS takes corporate responsibility and recycling very seriously. 70 of their 5,308 employees in Cary are designated as “Eco-Advocates” and support initiatives such as the recycling event at their beautiful campus.

GEEP will ensure that all the items collected are securely and responsibly recycled at their facility just 12 miles away in Durham, North Carolina.

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