By Hanna House
Even in the 24 degree weather, the Green Team had success with their E-Waste project. The team collected any electronics that were just collecting dust around the house. The donated items varied between televisions, computers and space heaters that came in handy for the workers in the frigid temperatures.
The event had many benefits to it as all recycling events do.
“The benefits would be to get things out of the community that doesn’t need to be in other peoples’ houses and get them put where they belong,” said Allison Bethurem, elementary education junior.
Boxes upon boxes were filled with unwanted electronics and taken to a recycling center to rescue parts that are still usable or be made into other things.
“This would be in the trash if we didn’t take it like this and all this material will go to another place that they tear them all apart, take all the good stuff out of them and some of these things will be recycled and made into new things,” said Kevin Neighbors, City of Winfield Sanitation Superintendent.
“A lot of people don’t realize how much electric stuff they have at their house,” said Richard Southern, assistant tennis coach. “It is one of those things that goes obsolete so quickly.”
The weather played a big role in the project. The event had to be rescheduled from it’s original date due to snow. Many workers and donors still came to the event on the new date despite the cold weather, snow and ice.
Hanna House is a sophomore majoring in communication. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org