Taking it easy on the environment is a walk in the park at Weeki Wachee Springs’ Easy As One Collection

July 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Citizens recycle old phones and chargers at the Easy As One event.

Recyling old cell phones and chargers is as a good way to protect the environment.

On Friday, July 30, protecting air and water quality and reducing waste was easy for Hernando County residents where the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office hosted an Easy As One collection at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Collectively, Easy As One participants, in just a few hours, kept more than a ton of reusable resources out of a landfill and protected our water supply.

At the event, more than 1,300 pounds of paper were shredded and recycled by ProShred Security; more than 1,400 retail plastic bags were collected and recycled by Wal-Mart; more than 100 used cell phones and 230 chargers were collected and donated to a good cause and more than 2,100 bottles of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines were gathered for safe and proper disposal.

Many thanks to Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, ProShred Security, Florida State Parks, Florida Retail Federation and Wal-Mart.

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