Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council is a nonprofit organization which promotes waste reduction and the use of recycled goods through leadership and education programs for public and private entities and provides computers to schools, nonprofits, and low income families.By 2005 experts estimate that our country will have over 400 million obsolete computers. In addition to computers there are discarded cellphones, palm pilots, I-pods, the list goes on and on. Today only 13% of these obsolete computers and electronics are recycled or reused. The rest ends up in landfills, with electronic waste becoming a leading source of environmental hazard and the fastest growing part of our waste stream. Louisiana is a state with one of the highest poverty rates for children, many without the resources to afford a computer. The CACRC is a nonprofit designed to meet these challenge head on and reuse discarded computers for schools, nonprofits, low income families, the general public, while recycling the electronics that cannot be fixed.
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