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What's one old ink jet cartridge worth?
By itself, not much. But when it's added to hundreds and then thousands of other recycled printer cartridges, cell phones, Blackberries and PDAs, it turns into dollars for Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital.
Beginning in August 2008, the Upstate Foundation joined with Wal-Mart, Upstate's Mail & Receiving Services and Environmental Health & Safety on this recycling program conducted through interoffice mail.
The proceeds benefit Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. It's easy to take part, and your effort not only helps the hospital but the environment as well.
Wal-Mart/Sam's Club is an Upstate Foundation/Children's Miracle Network partner. Through this and other programs, the companies contributed more than $300,000 to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in 2008.
Here's how you can do your part, but please note that batteries are not part of this program.
Small Laserjet and Inkjet cartridges:
Place tape over metallic end of cartridge, place in an interoffice mail envelope addressed to INKJET. (No more than six at a time, please. For larger quantities, call Environmental Health & Safety at 4-5782.)
Large printer cartridges:
Place cartridge in its original box or use box from the replacement cartridge; seal box with tape. Place in an interoffice mail envelope, addressed to INKJET.
Cell phones, Blackberries, PDAs:
Remove personal information from memory, place device in plastic bag (with charger, if possible) and seal the bag. Place the bag in an interoffice mail envelope, addressed to CELL PHONE.
That's all there is to it.
It's easy to be Green, and you'll help Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital at the same time.