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Recycle outdated car seats, for safety’s sake

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will hold its fourth annual Keep Our Planet Neat, Recycle Your Car Seat Demolition event on Friday, April 20.

The event will be held from 7am until noon in the north parking lot at Tempe Marketplace.

“Car seats do a great job protecting children, but at the end of the seat’s life they contain many materials that could be recycled,” says Angelica M. Baker, child safety passenger coordinator at PCH. “Plastic car seats break down over time – especially in the Arizona sun. The harness can actually break through the car seat if a car seat is used past its expiration date.”

Garage sales and trash cans are not the answer to unwanted, old car seats – de-manufacturing and recycling is, says Baker, who reminds parents to never use a car seat that has been in a moderate to severe vehicle crash.

Miss Arizona 2012, Jennifer Sedler, and volunteers will be at the event to dismantle hundreds of car seats. All plastic parts and metal items will be recycled.

PCH also will have trained technicians on hand to conduct free car seat checks. and answer any questions about car seat installations and car seat safety.

Learn more.


Offload unneeded electronics and help Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Time to get rid of this dinosaur.

Do you have an old keyboard or broken computer monitor in the garage or taking up space in your office?

MacMedia, Inc., in partnership with Westech Recyclers, will be accepting old electronic device donations from 9am to 5pm Saturday, March 19. The annual “Go Green” event provides a proper and safe way to dispose of your old, unwanted and outdated electronics.

Based on the total weight of donated items, 5 cents per pound will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital from MacMedia and Westech Recyclers. The goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of equipment.

Businesses interested in pledging a matching gift of 1 cent to 10 cents per pound are encouraged to contact Brian Georges, bgeorges@macmediainc.com for more details.

To participate, bring scrap electronic goods to MacMedia’s Scottsdale or Peoria locations. Tax donation vouchers will be provided for usable equipment donated. There will be food, drink, door prizes and one-day discounts, plus the first 250 people will receive two tickets to a spring training game at Camelback Ranch.

Working and non-functional unwanted electronics that can be donated include:
• PDA’s
• Keyboards
• Mice
• Fax machines
• Scanners
• Cables & adapters
• Cell phones
• Computer monitors
• Printers

MacMedia is located at 6928 E. 5th Ave. #1 in Scottsdale and 15525 N. 83rd Ave. #108 in Peoria.