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Lawrence Education Center Makes Big Eco-Impact on Earth Day

April 10, 2012

Lawrence Education Center is nationally ranked recycler of cartridges and small electronics, raises hundreds of dollars.

Springfield, IL (April 9, 2012)
This Earth Day, FundingFactory ®, the nation’s largest fundraising-by-recycling program for schools and nonprofits, salutes Lawrence Education Center in Springfield, IL as a top recycler. Lawrence Education Center is one of the 22,000 participating schools in the United States.

Since launching the recycling fundraiser on April 5, 2000, Lawrence Education Center has raised hundreds of dollars and kept many pounds of electronics-related waste out of landfills. By recycling printer cartridges, cell phones, and small electronics, Lawrence Education Center is keeping the Earth clean and green while raising funds support the students.

“I’m proud of the recycling efforts put forth by our students and faculty,” said Michele Romence, of Lawrence Education Center. "To date we have kept out of landfills: CELPHONES - 17 Units (3.400 lbs); INK - 380 Units (54.720 lbs); LASER JET CARTRIDGES - 217 Units (591.542 lbs). This totals - 614 Units (649.662 lbs). Wow!"

To support the recycling fundraiser at Lawrence Education Center, contact Michele Romence at 525-3233. For-profit businesses can donate without spending a dime by shipping recyclable items on behalf of Lawrence Education Center.

About FundingFactory
Since its inception in 1998, FundingFactory has provided more than $26 million in funding to schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and saved 21 million pounds of waste from landfills. FundingFactory is a free recycling fundraiser for schools, nonprofits, and charities. Participating organizations can earn points redeemable for cash or products by recycling empty printer cartridges, cell phones and other small electronics from their communities and supporters. FundingFactory is a program of Environmental Reclamation Services, LLC, a Clover Technologies Group company. Headquartered in Erie, Pa., ERS is an R2 “Responsible Recycling”, ISO Certified, Zero Landfill Initiative company with more than 99 percent of its incoming material reused or recycled in 2011. Learn more at FundingFactory.com or Facebook.com/FundingFactory.

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Media Contacts
• Michele Romence, 525-3233, mmudd1@springfield.k12.il.us
• Erika Dauber, FundingFactory, 814-464-1826, edauber@fundingfactory.com