(Virginia Beach, VA) – Last Friday evening’s snowfall in Hampton Roads may have snarled traffic, but on Saturday it didn’t stop “green-minded” citizens from dropping off 27,000 pounds of electronics at the Virginia Aquarium E-cycling Event.
Volunteers and staff from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, TFC Recycling and Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia, helped 175 cars unload their e-cycling equipment at the Aquarium’s east parking lot.
Electronic recycling events help to divert electronic “waste” away from landfills and back into the economy. To date, the Aquarium’s e-cycling events have collected more than 181.5 tons of electronic material since this program’s inception in September 2009.
The Virginia Aquarium E-cycling program received the 2011 Virginia Green Travel Star Most Innovative Green Project Award and the Virginia Recycling Association’s Outstanding Non-profit Award in 2012. E-cycling events are held twice each year at the Virginia Aquarium. The mission of the Virginia Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research and sustainable practices.
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is among the first attractions in the state to become certified as a Virginia Green Attraction. Visit www.virginiaaquarium.com or call (757)385-0262 for more E-cycling Event information.