Mount Pleasant, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Commonwealth Computer Recycling (CCR) is doing its part to raise awareness of breast cancer during the month of October. A portion of the proceeds from four computer recycling events hosted by the nationally recognized electronics recycler will be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
“October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we wanted to do our part to draw attention to this very important health issue,” said Serdar Bankaci, CCR founder and lead recycler. “If detected early enough, breast cancer is usually very treatable. That’s why we wanted to partner with The National Breast Cancer Foundation to help as many women as possible receive early screenings that can help save their lives.”
The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides diagnostic test like mammograms and support services for low-income women.
Bankaci said 10 percent of the proceeds from the October recycling events will be given to the foundation.
Computer recycling events will be held on the following dates and locations:
- Commonwealth Computer Recycling, 1628 Roseytown Rd Unit 8, Greensburg; Oct. 6, 9 a.m. – noon.
- Beverly Heights United Presbyterian Church, 1207 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh; Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – noon.
- Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh, PA; Oct. 20, 9 a.m. – noon.
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul 415 Chess Street Coraopolis; Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – noon.
CCR is one of only 225 companies in the world to receive a prestigious R2 certification from the Environmental Protection Agency. The certification means the company has met very specific, very strict standards for the safe recycling and management of electronics.
To receive the certification, CCR underwent months of scrutiny by an independent auditor. The company was required to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to recycling and reusing the maximum amount of electronics it receives.
- Demonstrate that it works to eradicate harmful effects of electronics recycling to the environment and humans.
- Ensure all electronics are managed appropriately by downstream partners.
- Ensure all data is destroyed appropriately.
CCR provides computer and electronics recycling services to residents and businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania. CCR accepts a wide variety of electronics for recycling including computers, monitors, servers, printers, accessories like mice and keyboards, phones, VCRs, projectors, typewriters, point of sale equipment and typewriters.
The company has specialized equipment to destroy data on computer hard drives. This service is available for a fee of $10 at all four events.
About CCR: CCR is a nationally recognized, socially responsible company that helps small and medium-sized businesses reduce their e-waste footprint. The company provides electronics recycling as well as safe and secure data destruction services. CCR is an industry leader and adheres to the latest technology and regulations surrounding data destruction and computer recycling. The CCR team has more than seven years of experience in the IT industry.