Whatever you do, don’t just trash it!  That old computer, cell phone, television, or any other electronic item for that matter, when not properly recycled could put toxic materials into our air, water, and land.  Instead, bring anything that once ran on electricity to Snappy Salads for recycling on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Snappy Salads offers this service free to the public.

Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will recycle all electronic items (anything with an on/off switch) dropped off at any of the following six locations at the times listed:

            Snappy Salads Locations recycling 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • 5915 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX, 75230
  • 5930 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX, 75093
  • 6550 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75039

 

            Snappy Salads Locations recycling 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 320 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080
  • 5941 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, 75206
  • 2175 E. Southlake Blvd, Southlake TX 76092

“I am proud to say that the Fall 2013 Recycling Roundup diverted over 7,000 pounds of electronic waste,” said Chris Dahlander, Founder and CEO of Snappy Salads.  “My guests believe in this effort as much as I do and help promote it throughout the community on our behalf.  It is really fulfilling to know that we’re creating such a positive change,” Dahlander added.

Specific items that can be recycled include: computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, as well as small appliances and batteries.  Based on 2009 figures, the EPA estimates that U.S. consumers purchased over 438 million electronic devices.  Only 25 percent of this was recycled with televisions and mobile devices representing the lowest recycling rate.  Electronic waste contains toxic materials, including lead, mercury, and brominated flame-retardants that can contaminate our air, water and land if not properly recycled (http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/manage.htm ).

Snappy Salads is relying on the expertise of Recycle Revolution, a local Dallas company, to coordinate the recycling of collected items using the e-Stewards certification program (http://www.e-stewards.org/certification-overview/).

About Snappy Salads

Snappy Salads has become the standard for high-quality salads served quickly in an environmentally friendly manner and earned the first Green Business Certification from the City of Plano, TX in 2013.

Snappy Salads is committed to limiting the negative impact the restaurant makes on the environment through myriad ways.  The salad containers and drink cups all are made from renewable resources; salvaged materials are used for chairs and tables; CFLs and batteries can be recycled every day at all locations.  Snappy Salads has seven locations in the DFW area including Las Colinas, Southlake, Richardson, Plano, Dallas, and NorthPark Center.  More is available at www.snappysalads.com.

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