“We are not seeking any profit, this isn’t our goal. Our only aim is to lower the amount of e-waste in landfills and provide meals to those in need.” - Andrew Yeung, President of CompAndSave.com.
Newark, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
CompAndSave, a Bay Area based company that provides compatible ink & toner cartridges, is supporting Food For the Poor Non-profit by donating all funds raised from their printer cartridge recycling program launched this May. Their fundraising will help provide meals to the hungry as well as provide an eco-friendly recycling option for empty printer cartridges.
“Last year, over 400,000 tons of ink and toner cartridges ended up in landfills. They can actually sit there for over 1,000 years, but no one, not even scientists know how long it takes for plastic to fully biodegrade because it’s never been seen, “ said Andrew Yeung, President of CompAndSave.com. “We’ve been planning for some time to address this issue and have finally found the ideal solution with Food for the Poor – the Non-Profit Organization.”
CompAndSave is collecting empty ink and toner cartridges by asking their shoppers and visitors to mail cartridge donations to their headquarters in Newark, California. From there, they will send them to GreenHippo.com, an e-waste recycling company located in Los Angeles, CA, where the printer cartridges will be recycled and CompAndSave will be reimbursed. CompAndSave have pledged to donate 100% of these proceeds to Food for the Poor Non-Profit Organization.
“We are not seeking any profit, this isn’t our goal”, said by Andrew Yeung, President of CompAndSave.com, “Our only aim is to lower the amount of e-waste in landfills and provide meals to those in need.” CompAndSave will be devoting resources to support Food for the Poor with their printer cartridge recycling program through a variety of channels. They have chosen the campaign slogan, “You Can Help the Hungry, One Cartridge at a Time”; to highlight that even one empty cartridge contribution makes a difference to feed one child at a less than $0.13 a day for a total of $48.50 a year. CompAndSave plans to help feed as many hungry children as possible with their recycling program.
The fundraising goal of CompAndSave is to collect 10,000 cartridges by this time next year, and the company is encouraging everyone to help them reach it. Donated empty ink and toner cartridges can be mailed to the address below at donators’ own expense for shipping:
Attn: Cartridge Donations
38929 Cherry St.
Newark, CA 94560
About Food for the Poor Non-Profit
One of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States, Food For The Poor Non-Profit not only feeds hundreds of thousands of people each day, but also provides housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance. Since its founding in 1982, Food for the Poor has fed countless millions, built more than 91,000 housing units, and completed more than 1,720 water projects to provide clean water.
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