Players for the Planet

5th Annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drive

It's a new record... Nearly 150,000 pounds of obsolete computers, printers, monitors and televisions were recycled at the 5th Annual Players for the Planet e-waste drive May 1-4.

Special thanks to Reds players Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier for helping us unload some of the 1750+ cars and trucks that dropped off their old electronic items over the four day drive. Volunteers from PNC Bank, Cincinnati Bell, Duke Energy, Macy's, Accenture, Bishop Brossart High School, Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste, Campbell County Solid Waste, Rumpke, Kroger, the City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability and Green Umbrella helped to fill 9 tractor trailer trucks full of items that would likely have ended up in area landfills.

 

 

Check out photos from this year's event

2014 Players for the Planet Photos

About Players for the Planet

Players for the Planet is non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and education in order to preserve the stadiums and playing fields for future generations. Founded by former Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson and former MLB pitcher Jack Cassel, this organization dedicates its resources and the talents of professional athletes to support its mission to educate everyone who enjoys playing and watching youth, amateur, and professional sports.

Cohen is a Proud Sponsor of the Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet

The largest family-owned metal and electronics recycler in the region, Cohen is one of the first US companies with the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification, which guarantees your electronics are recycled properly.

We believe that the community where we live and work—and play—is vital to our health and well-being. And because the Cincinnati Reds do so much to help properly dispose of electronic waste (which is growing significantly every year), we are especially proud to be an official sponsor of the team.

Learn more about how recycling works, what items can be recycled, and where you can recycle.