Great news! We’re making steps towards putting together our second National Recycling Challenge. We didn’t get around to running the challenge the past few years. We’re now looking to get back into it as the first one, we fell, was a massive success. The biggest takeaway from that first one was the awareness. We were able to reach and educate so many people about the problem our country, and others around the world, are facing with the disposal of electronic consumer devices.
The first challenge was a huge success. We saw engagement from hundreds, if not thousands, of people during that last campaign. Our long-term goal is to reduce the amount of technology waste we see in our country and around the world. As most people know, it’s hard to really nail down all the facts about how much waste comes from consumer devices but we continue our efforts to try to drive this number down. We do have some basic statistics on our Know the Facts page that you can have a look at. The details on this page are staggering which is exactly why we’ve decided to relaunch the challenge.
With the new challenge, we’re hoping to get even more engagement from citizens across the country. We want to create it in such a way that we can gather success stories and testimonials from everyday people that are doing their part to reduce the amount of electronic waste. Right now we’re in the initial phase of planning but are looking to move quickly. We don’t have any launch dates in mind (this will follow). Part of this phase is to revisit things that worked in the first National Recycling Challenge and finds ways to improve them. Another part is to determine things that were less than successful and either revise the strategy or drop it completely. If you were a part of the first challenge and have any comments or ideas feel free to visit the Contact Us page and pass them on. Some of the best ideas from the first challenge came from our readers and we hope to recieve the same type of feedback. If you’re new to the site and aren’t sure what we’re talking about, make sure you have a look at What We Do.
We’re keeping this entry short and sweet so we can get back to planning. Make sure you check back often to receive updates on how things are progressing and to share your ideas as they pop into your head.