Long Pond, PA (June 6, 2013) — Earlier this spring on April 20th, Pocono Raceway, a leader in the sports industry for their ongoing Pocono Green initiatives, and ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers transformed part of the infield space at the “Tricky Triangle” into one of Pennsylvania’s largest e-Waste recycling events of the year in celebration of Earth Day 2013.
In association with Venturini Motorsports, approximately 100,000 lbs. of e-Waste was collected during the day long recycling event and sent back to ZLOOP’s headquarters in Hickory, NC for processing, and not in local landfills.
An impressive turnout consisting of local residents, municipalities, school districts and companies converged on Pocono Raceway on Earth Day weekend to drop off their unwanted and unused electronics safely and securely…and at no cost. The group, organization, community or business that recycled the most e-Waste, was awarded free advertising on the ZLOOP stock car, driven by Justin Boston, which will be competing in this weekend’s Pocono 200 ARCA race.
The winner of this year’s contest, the Pocono River Otters Swim Club/Freedom Through Water Foundation team, collected and deposited an impressive 3,800 lbs. of eWaste. For their recycling efforts the Pocono River Otters Swim Club/Freedom Through Water Foundation will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No.25 ARCA car driven by Justin Boston.
“The need for a safe, secure and easy way to dispose of used or unwanted electronics was realized at Pocono, with the collection of more than 100 thousand pounds! We’re appreciative of everyone’s efforts and proud to honor the Pocono River Otters Swim Club as primary sponsors on our race car this weekend at Pocono,” stated Bob LaBarge, CMO ZLOOP.
Pocono Raceway is considered one of the most environmentally conscious tracks in NASCAR and the entire sports world. “Our Earth Day event is just another example of the ongoing greening movement that Pocono Raceway has made to identify ways to reduce our carbon footprint, enhance our environmental performance, raise awareness about environmental issues and harness potential for large-scale behavior change,” stated Brandon Igdalsky, Raceway President and CEO.
Saturday’s Pocono ARCA 200, the 56th ARCA race on the Pocono triangle since 1983, is live on SPEED at 1:00 p.m.
ZLOOP™ Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers ZLOOP Computer and Electronics Recycling Centers (ZLOOP) make eWaste recycling easy. Encouraging the public to recycle old computers, cell phones, printers, electronic devices and phone systems, ZLOOP is the only national eWaste franchise that guarantees disposal of eWaste safely and securely. Founded in Hickory, North Carolina in 2012, ZLOOP guarantees eWaste is recycled domestically and that hard drives are permanently destroyed of all information. ZLOOP is extremely mobile and able to handle any size job on-site with the same commitment to security, speed and auditing. ZLOOP is also compliant with federal, state and local government regulations for the safe and secure destruction of highly sensitive data, and is working toward certifications from the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, ITAD, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACIA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). For more information on ZLOOP’s eWaste recycling services, call today at 1-855-WHY-EASY (1-855-949-3279) or visit the website, zloopit.com. eWaste is Serious Waste. Recycle™.
About THE POCONO RIVER OTTERS
The Pocono River Otters is a local swim team formed in 2009 to teach water safety and develop the competitive skills of area swimmers. The team supports youth as young as three years of age to senior citizens. It attends sanctioned meets with USA Swimming and US Master Swimming, integrating swimmers with disabilities with those who are able-bodied. PRO swimmers practice locally but those who qualify, get the opportunity to travel to sanctioned meets and swim events throughout the country. Pocono River Otters is also a facilitator of beta programs created by the Freedom Through Water Foundation.
About FREEDOM THROUGH WATER FOUNDATION
Freedom Through Water Foundation is a non-profit foundation created in 2011 to promote educational programs supporting swimmers with disabilities, and provide material for the advancement of swimmers with cognitive and physical disabilities. Its purpose is three fold: by providing support to coaches and caretakers, by creating a semi-annual postal event for participation by swimmers with disabilities, and by supporting individuals with disabilities through funding to attend national and international swimming events. The goal of the foundation is to bring the intrinsic value of water to persons with disabilities by educating the general population, schools, private organizations and government of the benefits of aquatic activities for persons with disabilities. For further information regarding the Freedom Through Water Foundation, please contact 570-213-0376 or visit www.freedomthroughwater.org.
About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, Miguel Paludo, John Wes Townley, Josh Richards and Scott Lagasse, Jr. In 2012, VMS was inducted into the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame, and 2013 will highlight the team’s debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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