Bill Morris, Suzanne Jones, Merrill Glustrom, and Boulder community leaders opened the Blue Star workshop at Eco-Cycle’s CHaRM facility. Dr. Glustrom also presented a check for $25,000 from the Boulder Rotary. The Rotary group raised the funds to help cover start up costs to establish the center. Funding from a Colorado Department of Health and Environment RREO Grant helped purchase equipment for the facility. Following the ribbon cutting, guests saw the new team of employees disassemble computers while Blue Star’s Andy O’Riley explained the processes used to maintain the highest environmental standards.
New employees hired to take apart computers and recycle electronics tell the Boulder Camera how excited they are about their new jobs.
Blue Star Recyclers tackles the fact that less than 20% of electronics are recycled and more than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed with its 100% solution. In an interview with Social Enterprise Alliance, Bill Morris explains the Blue Star Recyclers 100% solution. Watch the interview.