EcoWeek,  March 22, 2004

"Mouse cord" cutting launches Westmorland-Albert E-waste recycling program

MONCTON, NB-The Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation recently held a "mouse cord" cutting ceremony to mark the official launch of an electronics (E-waste) recycling program, its latest recycling initiative. "Thanks in part to the Environmental Trust Fund, but alto to the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation's dedication to innovative recycling strategies, we are able to celebrate the first major electronic recycling program of its kind in Atlantic Canada," said Environment and Local Government Minister Brenda Fowlie. The province's Environmental Trust Fund contributed $62,000 to the program, which will collect end-of-life equipment such as computers, printers, fax machines and copiers. The waste will be collected at the Corporation's facility in Moncton, then shipped to Noranda Recycling's approved facility in Ontario for processing. As part of the official launch, the Corporation shipped 1,600 pieces of electronic equipment (1,600 tonnes) for recycling; to date, about 3,000 pieces of equipment (30 tonnes) have been sent for recycling.

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