Students help Region 8 recycle electronics

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students of the Health, Wellness and Environmental Magnet School joined forces with Suddenlink to bring out their E-Cycling trailer.

The public was invited to stop by and drop off their discarded electronic equipment. Teachers say not only are they helping their community, they're teaching the kids.

Sherri Broadway of Health Wellness and Environmental Magnet School said, "This gives them a way to understand it's not just about recycling your paper, your cans, your glass.  We can do electronics, we can do bigger things and reuse them and up cycle."

"There are all sorts of harmful products in electronic items that seep into the groundwater system," said Troy Smith of Suddenlink. "So, it's very important for us to make sure these electronic items are kept out of the landfill out of the waste stream entirely."

Broadway says they'll be set up at Arkansas State University's Farmers Market Saturday morning until noon.

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