CSRminute: Office Depot's "Tech Trash" Program; Prudential's "Spirit of Community" Volunteer Awards

CSRminute: Office Depot's "Tech Trash" Program; Prudential's "Spirit of Community" Volunteer Awards

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 2:02pm


CONTENT: Press Release

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, May 11th: 

Office Depot has announced that its customers recycled 562 tons of electronic waste in their Tech Trade-In promotion for Earth Day. The 562 tons of tech trash included printers, shredders, notebook computers, digital cameras, and ink and toner cartridges. According to the EPA, over three million tons of e-waste were disposed of in 2007 in the U.S. Only 410,000 tons, or 13 percent, was recycled.  

Ten middle and high school students were named America’s Top Ten Youth Volunteers for 2010 in an event held last week at the U. S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. The National Honorees received personal awards of $5,000, and $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for the charity of their choice. Conducted in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created 15 years ago to encourage youth volunteerism. Since then, the program has honored 100,000 volunteers at local, state, and national levels. 


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