Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s First Annual Electronic Recycling Event Recap

Even Guenon Monkeys support Stream Recycling (they’re sitting on our boxes).

On Saturday, January 13th, the Zoo held its first electronics recycling event in partnership with Stream Recycling. Though it was a bit of a cold morning, 532 pounds of electronic equipment was collected and sent for recycling. Recycling old electronics recovers valuable materials that can be used to make new products, which in turn decreases the need to extract new raw materials from the environment. In addition, many electronic devices contain toxic substances, like lead and mercury. When disposed of properly, it significantly helps to keeps these substances out of the environment. Thank you to all who participated and helped make this event a success! We plan to make this an annual event for staff and the local community.

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