Players for the Planet

Thank you for joining us for the 7th Annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drive

We exceeded our goal!! 1,000,000 lbs. and counting!!

Over 175,000 pounds of obsolete computers, printers, monitors, televisions and other e-waste was collected at the 7th Annual Players for the Planet e-waste recycling drive May 5-7, 2016. In 7 years, that’s well over 1 million pounds of potentially hazardous material that Reds Nation has helped divert from local landfills. Cohen Electronics is honored to be the official trusted, certified recycler for such a prestigious community event.

Special thanks to former Red Jay Bruce, former Red and Players for the Planet founder Chris Dickerson, Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, and Big Red Machine legend George Foster for helping us greet recyclers, pass out tickets and unload some of the 1,900+ cars and trucks that dropped off their old electronics over the three-day drive. Volunteers from PNC Bank, Cincinnati Bell and CBTS, Duke Energy, Macy's, Rumpke, Kroger, and Green Umbrella were once again the key to a successful event. Volunteers placed yard signs, distributed fliers, directed traffic, unloaded cars, passed out Reds tickets, and loaded trailer after trailer with e-waste. We can’t thank you enough for your continued help and support!


Check out photos from the 2016 Players for the Planet e-waste event




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 was one of the first US companies with the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification, which guarantees your electronics are recycled properly, and is now duel certified with the e-Stewards Certification.

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 by contacting us today.