1st Annual Arpin Group E-waste Fest 2009September 30, 2009
In addition to e-waste, Affordable Shredding was on hand to shred 4,200 lbs. of paper, to help reduce concerns about identity theft. In total, the event raised $3,200 to benefit local environmental group Save the Bay, which helps to protect and restore Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.
During a special live broadcast, ABC6 and News Channel 5 presented Arpin Group, Inc. with the stations' first Green Conscious Company of the Year Award.
“We were very pleased with the turnout at E-Waste Fest 2009,” said Peter Arpin, Partner, Arpin Group, Inc. “It shows that we were successful at drawing attention to the ever-growing need for members our community to engage in environmentally smart practices. We hope to continue this positive trend of awareness and collect even more electronic waste next year.”
E-Waste Fest 2009, held at Arpin Group's campus in West Warwick, R.I. on Saturday, September 26, was a daylong campaign that featured musical acts, entertainment, educational programs and family activities. Arpin Group, in partnership with Cartridge World, traditionally hosts two e-waste recycling events per year. Further details may be found at http://www.ewastefest.com