SLICES FOR DEVICES

 

Recycle an old device, get a free slice!

Each April to mark Earth Month, Pizza Pizza holds its Slices for Devices campaign at its traditional locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Now in its 13th year, the Pizza Pizza team has helped divert close to 17,000 electronic devices from landfills to-date.

Pizza Pizza has partnered with Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) and Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) to help customers who may be looking to get a head start on their spring cleaning by clearing out their old electronic devices.

All devices collected will be safely recycled by EPRA with proceeds from the device refurbishment donated to Children´s Miracle Network through Pizza Pizza’s Slices for Smiles Foundation.

How can you participate?

Small device e-waste drop off in-store

Customers are invited to visit their local Pizza Pizza restaurant location from April 1 – April 30 and trade in an old, unwanted or broken electronic device in exchange for a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza.

Please note: Pizza Pizza express locations such as gas stations, schools, arenas and theatres are not participating in this program. Find a traditional store near you here.

 

 

The following small electronic devices will be accepted at Pizza Pizza stores:

  • Mobile and smart phones
  • Digital cameras
  • iPods and MP3 players
  • Handheld gaming consoles (ie. Nintendo 2DS/ 3DS, Sony PlayStation Vita)

 Limit 4 devices per customer.

School & Business Collection Program

Companies and schools in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia wishing to participate in the Slices for Devices program are invited to download and submit a Participation Form to register.

Pizza Pizza will reward companies and schools with a $25 Pizza Pizza gift card for each filled collection bin that can be used towards a school pizza lunch or company-wide pizza party.

Deadline to register: April 15, 2016

 The following items will be accepted through the corporate and school program:

  • Any large electronic device with cord attached
  • Monitors, CPU systems, keyboards
  • Projectors, VHS, Video cameras
  • All small electronic devices (mobile and smart phones, digital cameras, iPods/Mp3 Players, handheld gaming consoles)

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Each Canadian throws away close to 45 lbs of e-waste every year.
  • While it represents only two per cent of trash in landfills, e-waste accounts for nearly 70 per cent of overall toxic waste. 
  • Anywhere between 80 and 85 per cent of electronic products are discarded the wrong way, ending up in landfills or incinerators, which can release harmful toxins into the air.

ABOUT EPRA

Electronic Products Recycling Association – an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. They ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.

Through their programs, they keep 100,000  metric tonnes of old electronics out of landfills each year. That´s roughly equivalent to 20,000 elephants.

End-of-life electronics are dropped off at EPRA authorized collection sites, including drop-off centres, return-to-retail locations and at special collection events, in well over 2,000 locations across the country.

The products are then sent to audited and approved specialized recyclers for processing.  New technology is used to break down old technology and harvest the raw materials that went into them including glass, plastics, and precious metals like gold and copper.  Substances of concern like mercury and lead, are also handled responsibly to protect both the environment, and the health and safety of the workers handling them. The recovered materials are then put back into the manufacturing supply chain and used to make new products.

When you bring your old, unusable electronics to EPRA-authorized locations, you´re helping to:

  • Keep old electronics out of landfills
  • Prevent them from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers
  • And, you´re helping to recover and recycle valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain

Using and enjoying electronics today, also means responsibly recycling them for a cleaner tomorrow.

            

For more information or to contact us:

Nicole Chin
Torchia Communications
416.341.9929 Ext. 230
nicole@torchiacom.com

Kathleen Stelmach
Torchia Communications
416.341.9929 Ext. 227
kathleen@torchiacom.com