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eWaste Event at Torrey Hills Center Diverts Gas Emissions from 36 cars for One Year
LMI eWaste Solutions, Inc. (“LMI-ES” or the “Company”), an electronic waste management services, technology and reverse logistics company, collected 20,000 pounds of electronic waste (eWaste) at the Torrey Hills Center on August 17th and 18thth, 2013 . The event was one in a series of Company hosted fundraisers for the Salvation Army’s Door of Hope Bridge House in San Diego which also provided community involvement in solving the eWaste problem. The Bridge House women’s residential facility provides an important link between residents of the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center and society-at-large. Residents can live independently at the Bridge House in a safe environment as they transition toward the goal of living independently back in the general community.
Salvation Army Communications Director Suzi Lacey says she is thrilled with the progress the Company’s program is making for the Bridge House and The Salvation Army, “Not only is LMI eWaste Solutions supporting those in recovery by donating to the Bridge House project, but they are also hiring some of our graduates and offering them long term growth positions within their company!”
Environmental Impact of the Event
By using data from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded research project in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the Company was able to divert the greenhouse gas/carbon emissions equivalent to removing 23 cars from the roads for one year. Additionally, it would be the same amount of carbon sequestered as if the community had planted 2,869 tree seedlings that grew for 10 years.
LMI eWaste Solutions has solved your green pickle: I want to help the planet by keeping my electronics out of our landfill, but what is an easy solution?
Monthly Event at Torrey Hills Center
Thanks to Ed Engle and the Torrey Hills Center, LMI will be holding an electronics waste recycling event for The Salvation Army’s Door of Hope on the last weekend of every month at:
The Torrey Hills Center
4627 Carmel Mountain Road,
San Diego, CA 92130
The events will be held in the parking lot behind Vons.
The Company will be accepting drop offs of working and non working electronics from 9 am – 4 pm the last Saturday and Sunday of each month.
Please visit the website at: http://www.lmi-recycle.com/current-event/ for more information.
About LMI eWaste Solutions
Founded in 2011 as a division of LMI Global, the Company has focused primarily in the reverse logistics of Information Technology for the national secondary dealer market of displaced IT infrastructure and for corporate clients. Within the last six months, the Company, has initiated local community orientated collection events at various locations through San Diego county for the benefit of various non-profit organizations.
About The Salvation Army Door of Hope
The Salvation Army Door of Hope is a 7-acre campus filled with programs to give hope and transform lives. The new and growing profile of homelessness is mothers with children. The Salvation Army offers a safe haven at the Transitional Living Center where families may stay for one year while rebuilding their lives. With career counseling, the women focus on finding a job, learn to budget and save 80% of their income. A six-month follow-up study shows that 92% of the center’s graduates are still in permanent housing, a figure 31% higher than the US Department of Housing And Urban Development’s expected standard.
Media Contact for LMI eWaste Solutions, Inc:
Community Outreach Director
Media Contact for The Salvation Army:
Suzi Woodruff Lacey
Divisional Communications Director
The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters