TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - April 1, 2015) - For the twelfth consecutive year, Pizza Pizza is offering a free slice of pizza to customers who drop off eligible electronic devices at any of its participating stores throughout the month of April.
Pizza Pizza invites customers to drop off used small electronic devices like smart phones, digital cameras and mp3 players in exchange for a free slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza. With the help of Greentec, the devices will be responsibly recycled with the proceeds from the process going to the benefit of Children's Miracle Network for a second straight year.
"The consequences of improperly discarding our unused devices can be devastating to the environment over time," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Pizza. "Programs like Slices for Devices can help to remind people that if we work together, we can reduce our impact on the environment. We're delighted to offer value to recyclers, our environment, and Children's Miracle Network."
For the first time, Pizza Pizza is extending the device collection drive to companies looking to securely recycle their large e-waste, including monitors, laptops, computer towers and IT equipment, in exchange for gift cards which can be used towards an office pizza party.
All traditional Pizza Pizza restaurant locations across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia will be participating in the Slices for Devices program. Since its launch in 2004, the program has diverted more than 14,000 electronic devices from landfills.
Did you know?
Electronic waste continues to be a growing issue in Canada. While it represents only two per cent of trash in landfills, it equals nearly 70 per cent of overall toxic waste. Figures from Statistics Canada reveal that 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.
To learn more about Slices for Devices and for a complete list of acceptable devices, please visit www.pizzapizza.ca/EarthMonth.
Children's Miracle Network® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
Greentec has been in operation since 1995, providing secure environmental solutions to thousands of clients across Canada and the United States. Greentec is a world leader in electronics recycling solutions, specializing in secure data destruction and recovery of end-of-life electronic waste. Greentec simplifies the e-waste disposal process, diverting hazardous e-waste from landfills - all while complying with strict information security and environmental legislation. Our mission is backed by a zero landfill policy, ISO 14001 certification, Minister of The Environment and Ontario Electronic Stewardship approvals. Greentec performs regular compliance audits on all of their downstream vendors and clients in compliance with EPSC and Electronics Recycling Standards. For more information about Greentec, visit www.GREENTEC.com.
With more than 730 locations spread across seven provinces, Pizza Pizza Limited is Canada´s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader. The company operates two banners, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, that together with its network of operators and franchise partners, deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Since 1967, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the "best food, made especially for you" with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.
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