Students join drive to donate electronic devices
Dubai, June 13, 2013
Students of Greenfield Community School joined Eros Group’s ‘Pass it on’ drive, to donate their unwanted electronics and gadgets to the needy in the UAE.
The campaign also focused on creating awareness on the benefits of electronic 'reduce, reuse and recycle'.
It was kick started in the Greenfield Community School last month with a forum for students, parents, visitors and teachers to tackle the e-waste problem in the country. Through the forum, the students were encouraged to commit to pass on their unwanted electronic products.
‘Pass it on’ drop boxes were placed in the school, where students put items ranging from mobile phones, toasters, air purifiers, music systems, cd and dvd players, mixers and blenders.
The awareness campaign which is in its fourth year now, is in conjunction with ‘Take My Junk’ and aims at reducing electronic waste through extending the life cycle of electronic products by giving them away to those less fortunate.
The team from ‘Take My Junk’ collected the items from the school and distributed it to the labourers at a labour camp in Dubai Investment Park, with the help of volunteers from Greenfield School students and Eros representatives. - TradeArabia News Service