Penn Charter marks Earth Day by recycling 3.3 tons
Penn Charter also collected 28 cell phones and donated them to Verizon HopeLine, which provides phones for victims of domestic violence.
Penn Charter faculty and staff recycled 3.3 tons of electronic waste on Earth Day, April 22. As part of its first Earth Day recycling drive, the Environmental Stewardship Committee collected computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, hard drives, TVs, VCRs, stereo equipment and more. Many of the items were school-related, but for a small fee, by the pound, faculty and staff were invited to contribute personal items for recycling.
“The grand total of recycled electro-junk was 6,639 lbs., or 3.3 tons!” reported Upper School science teacher Jonathan Howe in an e-mail to faculty and staff. “For those of you who appreciate obscure units, that’s the equivalent of 474 stones, 830 cloves, or 36,950 chipmunks (based upon the average weight of a central Pennsylvania adult chipmunk).”