Earth Day – April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019

A Global Event in Support of a Clean Environment

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million Americans participated in massive, coast-to-coast rallies in support of a healthy and sustainable environment. It was a time of oil spills, factory pollution, toxic waste dumps, pesticides, and the loss of wilderness areas.

That first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Today, the fight for awareness of environmental damage and loss of species continues. Earth Day 2019 is devoted to protecting the diversity of species our planet relies on.  Today, species including bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects, and whales are all threatened with extinction.

The goals of this year’s “Protect our Species” campaign include:

  • Education and awareness of the accelerating rate of extinction of millions of species.
  • Achieving legal protection for broad groups of species as well as individual species and their habitats.
  • Building a global movement that embraces nature and its values.
  • Awareness of climate change, deforestation, and habitat loss.

You can learn more at, including the History of Earth Day and how to get involved.

Keeping Electronic Waste Out of Landfills

At Protec Recycling, our business is built on the responsible handling of electronic waste. Serving all of Alabama, Protec helps individuals, companies, non-profits, and government entities to recycle and repurpose old electronics in ways that keep the environment free of rare earth metals and toxic components.

We even have a “zero waste” policy. Our mission is to recover, recycle, and repurpose electronics, offering our customers environmentally sustainable, cost effective, and confidential disposal of their electronic assets.

Participating in Community Events

In anticipation of Earth Day this year, Protec will be participating in a Household Hazardous Waste Free Drop Off Day on April 20, 2019. This event is for residents of the City of Bessemer and Unincorporated Jefferson County Communities. It will be held at the City of Bessemer Public Works laydown yard in Bessemer, AL.

Protec will be there to help residents recycle old electronics, including computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, and peripherals. More information about the event is displayed  below.

Would you like to work with Protec Recycling? It’s easy, give us a call at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Hazardous Waste Day, April 20th

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