NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, has joined forces with the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) for a special e-waste collection event to take place right in the heart of Times Square in New York City.
This opportunity for New Yorkers to conveniently dispose of their unwanted electronics will take place on Wednesday, September 17th from 10 am – 2 pm. Many of Broadway’s leading shows and stars are getting involved and encouraging fans of live theatre – and all residents of New York City in general – to take advantage of the opportunity to unload unwanted electronics while doing something good for the environment.
The event is free to the public and will take place right in Duffy Square (Broadway and 46th Street). Accepted items include computer equipment, televisions and mobile devices.
The BGA, the five-year-old industry initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community to adopt environmentally friendlier practices, has rallied the Broadway community to support the event. Cast and crew members from several shows including: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, IT'S ONLY A PLAY, JERSEY BOYS, KINKY BOOTS, LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, LION KING, MAMMA MIA, MOTOWN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and WICKED, among others, will be participating on site. Off-Broadway shows, theatrical offices, and theatrical unions are also participating.
“We are extremely proud to be partnering with our friends at the BGA for this important event,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “By working together, we can get the word out about the importance of responsibly recycling electronics while helping the great people of New York City keep their unwanted items out of landfills. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and what we will be able to accomplish together!”
Shegerian added that ERI bins will also be available backstage at all the participating Broadway productions.
"The Broadway Green Alliance is pleased to join with ERI to make this e-waste drive special,” said Rebekah Sale, Broadway Green Alliance's Coordinator. “New Yorkers will join Broadway shows and theatres in responsibly recycling their old electronics in Times Square. We are happy to help local residents and businesses become more environmentally responsible by offering them convenient opportunities to safely dispose of their old electronic devices.”
For local information about these special recycling events, consumers can visit www.broadwaygreen.com.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is e-Stewards and R2 certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
About the Broadway Green Alliance
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to adopt environmentally friendlier practices. The BGA is an ad hoc committee of The Broadway League and an affiliate program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The BGA brings together all segments of the theatre community, including producers, theaters in New York and around the country, theatrical unions and their members, and related businesses. The BGA identifies and disseminates better practices for theaters and theatre professionals and reaches out to theater fans throughout the country. For more information, visit www.broadwaygreen.com.