By Debbi Gaitten, Balfour Beatty Communities Resident SpecialistAugust 18, 2011
FORT STEWART, Ga. - Marne Point residents already participate in reducing waste in landfills by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles and containers. Now they can take a step toward eliminating waste altogether by collecting cell phones and joining the TerraCycle Inkjet Brigade.
Once thought of as non-recyclables, cell phones, inkjet cartridges, printer toner cartridges and printer ink cartridges can now be collected and converted into a wide range of products and materials. In partnership with TerraCycle, Balfour Beatty Communities will provide collection points for specific items from residents and send them to TerraCycle who will either up cycle or recycle the waste into new eco-friendly products. This eliminates waste in landfills and even reduces the need for new materials to be extracted from the planet.
Products that are made from up cycled or recycled materials include such things as park benches, bags and backpacks, gardening supplies, office supplies and, even, toys.
Making this program even better is that for every unit of waste collected and sent to TerraCycle, a donation will be made to The Kirk Healing Center.
All residents have to do to participate is to drop off their old cell phones and cartridges in the appropriate bin at Marne Point. Balfour Beatty and TerraCycle will take care of the rest.
For more information about the program, you can visit the TerraCycle Web site at www.terracycle.net or contact Balfour Beatty Communities at 912-408-2501.