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I-79 Technology Park Celebrates Earth Day by Recycling Electronics
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 22, 2014 @ 7:04PM
Created on April 22, 2014 @ 6:07PM

Tuesday is Earth Day, and all around our area we had some pretty unique events to recognize the day.

In the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, over 40 companies participated in their second annual eCycling day. The electronic recycling company PC Renewal stopped by all the buildings in the park to collect broken, old, and unwanted computers, hard drives, cell phones, and all other kinds of electronics. It's illegal to put those kinds of things in a landfill, and so PC Renewal makes sure to properly recycle the items and to destroy any data left on them.

"It was a perfect fit because we are in the I-79 Technology Park," said Stephanie Pethtel, the program coordinator for Affiliate Services. "We've teamed up with PC Renewal, we're really excited. This is the second year that we've done it. They actually had to leave and go pick up another truck because we've had such an overwhelming response."

To participate in Earth Day everyday, try some of the following Earth-friendly tips:

-take shorter showers
-repair leaks promptly
-install low-flow shower heads
-lower water heater thermostat to 120 degrees
-unplug appliances when not in use
-replace old appliances with energy-efficient ones

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