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America Recycles Day in Long Island City 2012 Yields Estimated 3,500 lbs of eWaste

Community residents and businesses bring out electronic equipment to be disposed.



America Recycles Days in Long Island City 2012

 


(L) Arthur Rosenfield, President of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce; (C) Glenn Laga, President of Guardian Data Destruction (R) Morris Stemp, CEO of Stemp Systems

 


 

 

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Long Island City, NY November 17, 2012 -

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally-recognized day and community driven national awareness initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated to promote recycling awareness, commitment, and action. Last year 2 million people celebrated recycling at more than 2,000 events across the nation.

In Long Island City, America Recycles Day was November 17, 2012 on 48th Avenue at Vernon Blvd.  It yielded an estimated 3,500 lbs of eWaste.

The event was hosted by Guardian Data Destruction and sponsored by Stemp Systems, ALMA Bank, OurLIC, and the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce.  Other volunteers included Nick Vaglica, President of the Long Island City / Astoria Lions Club and Mark Entler, owner of Uncle Louie G Ice Cream.

President of Guardian Data Destruction, Glenn Laga said "It is very important for people today to realize that data still resides on their hard drive even though their computers are dead and obsolete."

"We did this e-waste event so that businesses and residents could bring down their IT equipment so that we can recycle it for them" said Laga.

Guardian Data Destruction also had support from the 108th Precinct of the NYPD and the 108th Community Council because the event was a community service.  In addition, merchant and businesses throughout Long Island City supported the event by placing announcement posters in their windows and doors.

Children were encouraged to participate in the recycling by bringing their old Gameboy’s or games with their parents with their old computers to the event. 

The idea of the event is:

  • One day to educate and motivate...
  • One day to get neighbors, friends, and colleagues excited about what can be accomplished when everyone works together...
  • One day to make recycing bigger and better 365 days a year.

With the support of the sponsors, organizations, schools, residence, government agencies, elected officials, businesses, parents of school children, and the media were alerted about this special event. 

One sponsor, Stemp Systems, created a blog about America Recycles Day in LIC. The Stemp Sytems blog refers to a study of 200 hard drives bought from auction sites or trade fairs in the UK, stated that “48 percent of them had not been wiped, and still contained some of their original owners’ information.  Out of those ‘dirty drives,’ 11 percent of them contained personally identifiable information that could be leveraged for identity theft or fraud.”  This data from personal computers included scanned bank statements, passports, information on previous driving offences, and medical details.  Four hard drives contained information about the employees and clients of four organizations, including individuals’ health and financial details.  How are you or your company disposing of your old computers?

As host, Guardian Data Destruction, collected the actual eWaste, and prepared it for disposal. The service was made available as FREE to the public.

OurLIC participated and was a sponsor of the event.  A full video and photos is available with this NEWS article.

About Guardian Data Destruction:

Guardian Data Destruction is a national provide the most comprehensive suite of on site data destruction services. Guardian Data Destruction eliminates the risk of data breaches that could arise during transport of live data on end of life or lease return computer equipment by performing data destruction at the client’s facility. In addition GDD provides data center decommissioning and relocation and logistics. Guardian Data Destruction provides 100% erasure ON SITE, securely, using DoD-level certified erasure equipment and their mobile hard drive shredders. Guardian Data Destruction is a privately held New York-based company. For more information about the company, visit http://www.GuardianDataDestruction.com.

About Stemp Systems Group:

Stemp Systems Group is a passionate team of technical wizards who have been taming technology since 1986. Today, almost 100 medical practices and community health centers, law firms, real estate organizations, construction companies, and growing businesses trust us as their outsourced IT management and support experts because we're a dedicated business partner who's deeply committed to exceeding expectations. We have the rigor to do things right through exacting standards and leadership-style thinking, and we do it all with honesty, integrity and transparency. More information about Stemp Systems Group can be found at www.stempsystems.com or by calling 718-784-7376.


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America Recycles Day in Long Island City Saturday November 17, 2012 48th Ave at Vernon Blvd. America Recycles Day in Long Island City Saturday November 17, 2012 48th Ave at Vernon Blvd.
SPONSOR of America Recycles Day in LIC: Stemp Systems is your local New York IT support and consulting firm providing IT services across the Tri-State area. Go to OurLIC Featured Profile Computer Hard Drives being destroyed by Guardian Data Destruction with a nail gun.

 

For more information:

Glenn Laga
Phone: 888 556 WIPE (9473)
EMAIL: glaga@guardiandatadestruction.com

 

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Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce
EMAIL: info@LICChamber.com
http://www.LICChamber.org/signin.htm

America Recycles Days in Long Island City 2012
(L) Arthur Rosenfield, President of Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce; (C) Glenn Laga, President of Guardian Data Destruction (R) Morris Stemp, CEO of Stemp Systems
Guardian Data Destruction parked its truck at 48th Avenue and Vernon Blvd to recieve and destroy eWaste from residents and business owners..




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