WELCOME Think Green keep Aruba Clean "Solid wastes" are the discarded leftovers of our advanced consumer society. This growing mountain of garbage and trash represents not only an attitude of indifference toward valuable natural resources, but also a serious economic and public health problem. -Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, Message to the Congress, 23 May 77 It’s up to us to take care of our environment – it’s all in our hands! What is E-Waste? As technology improves on a daily basis, and it becomes more affordable to the masses, so does the amount of technology that is discarded....e-waste. Tons of printer cartridges and other electronic devices currently crowd our landfills, and contaminate our soil, water and food with dangerous materials such as: lead, cadmium, mercury, unused inks, etc. What is Antraco Aruba Recycling? Antraco Aruba Recycling is a division of Antraco Aruba Group, that collects e-wastes like ink cartridges and toners. We pick up the e-waste and ship these for recycling abroad. We feel obligated as an ink and cartridge supplier to educate the community about the danger of ink cartridges and what it can do to the environment. We will be working directly with local schools and organizations to bring the importance of recycling by providing educational programs and awareness campaigns, so we can keep our landfills free from contamination. . Why is recycling ink & toner cartridges important? A modern day necessity with an environmental challenge •In one year, if the world discarded cartridges were stacked end to end, they would circle the earth over three times! •Depending on the plastic used, it can take 400 -1000 years for a print cartridge to decompose. •Ink and other dangerous material can leak into soil from discarded cell phones and print cartridges. •It can take 2.5 oz. - 1 gallon of oil to produce one print cartridge. •One school can use 300 ink cartridges per year. •One student can use 6-10 ink cartridges per year. •A medium-sized business can use more than 900 to 1600 ink cartridges per year. What is our Vision? “A cleaner and greener Aruba. See the Aruba population and businesses involved and evolve in being socially responsible. An Aruba were the future generation can continue to enjoy our great environment”. So how does our Recycling program work? Antraco Your Picking Up Business Dpt Membership Collect All Collecting Dpt Dpt Dpt Dpt Ship to a Recycling center Start the Program Dpt How can your business help? Our goal is to educate your business and the community by creating awareness on the importance of recycling toners and cartridges. Thereby part of your contribution is for: •The transportation costs of picking up. •Shipping the empty cartridges abroad for recycling. •A small portion goes to printing costs of flyers and brochures for educational purposes on the need of recycling. THANK YOU! How to sign up Don’t let your company out! CONTACT US: Antraco Aruba Recycling L. G. Smith Boulevard 126-A Oranjestad. Tel:582-3434 Emails: General: firstname.lastname@example.org Natasha Croes–Welage - email@example.com – ext. 248 Ernon Croes - firstname.lastname@example.org – ext. 272 Enid Laclé - email@example.com – ext. 234 Karina Reategui - firstname.lastname@example.org – ext. 291 Daniel Driessen - email@example.com – ext. 279 Sign up an be part of a wonderful and good for the island and environment program.