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JVS Launches eCycle Opportunities

JVS announced that they have launched eCycle Opportunities, a new electronics recycling subsidiary that will recycle consumer and business electronics in an environmentally responsible manner. The initiative will also create jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

eCycle Opportunities will hold a free eCycling event on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at JVS located at 29699 Southfield Rd in Southfield.  Businesses and individuals are encouraged to bring their eWaste—including surplus laptops, cell phones, LCD monitors and personal computers.  View full list of  items accepted »

“This initiative gets rid of electronic waste and creates jobs,” says Leah Rosenbaum, JVS president and CEO. “eCycle Opportunities is both a great service and a great cause. We encourage local residents and businesses to come by on June 28th, and keep us in mind for the future.”

“Moving forward, eCycle Opportunities will work directly with businesses and organizations to offer secure and safe recycling of all of their e-waste,” explains Stacey Lareau, JVS director of New Business Development.  “As companies continue to upgrade their offices and computer systems, they need to find a place to properly dispose of the material.  eCycle Opportunities can provide this service, while also creating a diverse workforce that includes people with barriers to employment.”

eCycle Opportunities is a member of CyclePoint from Source America, a new eRecycling network that offers communities all over the U.S. convenient, safe and secure electronics disposal. The joint missions of eCycle Opportunities and CyclePoint is to employ people with significant disabilities.

Businesses and local organizations can receive additional information about partnering directly with eCycle Opportunities by contacting Stacey Lareau at slareau@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4292.

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