Bridge Hosts Most Successful e-Waste Drive Yet
Bridge e-Waste Drive held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in East Greenwich yields company-record success.
East Greenwich, R.I., September 25, 2012 – Bridge Technical Solutions’ volunteer team, The Bridge Brigade, with volunteers from Office Recycling Solutions and First Lutheran Church of East Greenwich, was at it again. Bridge’s fourth e-Waste drive blew away past collections, amassing 7,877 pounds of TVs, monitors, computers, computer batteries, printers, VCRs, cables, wires, and more – 426 pounds more than the e-Waste Drive Bridge held this past April.
E-Waste continues to be a growing environmental issue, as electronic equipment and computers consistently end up in landfills. These materials can seep hazardous substances into the ground soil and drinking water. Bridge’s biannual e-Waste Drive tradition helps reduce the amount of electronic waste that ends up in our community landfills.
In addition to the positive environmental impact from recycling nearly four tons of electronics, $1,545 was raised in donations from participants. Bridge matched that contribution, and presented a total donation of $3,090 to Oceans of Grace, the outreach ministry of the First Lutheran Church of East Greenwich. Oceans of Grace works to help needy members of our community, their outreach activities centering around the three major themes of food, clothing and shelter.
The Bridge Brigade is proud to have collected more e-Waste and raised more donations last Saturday than from any of their previous drives. They would like to thank Aim High Academy, A2B Tracking Solutions and Brave River Solutions for their corporate participation and generous contributions that helped make this event such a success. The next Bridge e-Waste Drive will be held in the spring of 2013.
About Bridge Technical Solutions: Bridge is a full-service IT staffing firm providing contract, permanent and contract-to-hire staffing solutions. Headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Bridge has proudly served our customers in Southern New England for over a decade. Bridge was recently named RI's 2nd fastest-growing technology company by Providence Business News. With demonstrated success supporting the recruiting initiatives of Fortune 100 companies as well as locating the perfect candidates for early stage start-ups, Bridge places skilled IT professionals in positions that range from entry-level to senior management and that span numerous industries, with a focus in finance, healthcare, software development and higher education.
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