Declutter and Do Good with ECO-CELL

Fri, Nov 25, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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WNC Nature Center
Western North Carolina Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
WNC Nature Center

Do you want to declutter your home AND help our endangered animals? Just donate your old, broken, or bedazzled electronics to the WNC Nature Center, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Electronic devices often contain an ore called Coltan, which coats the capacitors inside gadgets to make them energy efficient. This ore is found and mined in the Congo, home to the critically endangered gorilla and chimpanzee. Due to mining, the eastern lowland gorilla population has declined 90 percent!
Recycling your gadgets with ECO-CELL helps save these animals by reducing the demand for Coltan and providing funds to conservation organizations. The Nature Center will be donating all proceeds to the Red Wolf Coalition to help protect the most endangered canine in the world, the American Red Wolf.
You can drop off your gadgets at the Ticket Office at the Front Entrance of the WNC Nature Center during open hours. Thank you for helping us with this conservation effort!