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Julie North

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    Julie North6 months ago

    What model in a capitalist society has social, economic, and environmental deliverables?

    This model is viable in any place that produces electronic waste and has a community of people with disabilities, a demographic that oftentimes has an 80% unemployment rate (sometimes higher) across the United States (SOCIAL solution). By using existing resources (i.e. broken, outdated, used electronics) that are generated in any community, a business model mirrored to Blue Star Recyclers, helps to create jobs and alleviate the taxpayer burden. This demographic is highly reliant on taxpayer dollars, however, by providing a meaningful and sustainable jobs, they become taxpayers themselves (ECONOMIC solution). All electronics are 98% recyclable; a television has about 14 pounds of lead and mercury embedded in the glass and will age a landfill by 20 years if crushed and dumped. Blue Star Recyclers has diverted more than four million pounds of electronic waste from the local landfills in Colorado Springs, Colorado (ENVIRONMENTAL solution).

    This model CAN be replicated throughout the United States, with a win-win-win solution for all its local communities!

    Please visit www.bluestarrecyclers.com for more information
    Cheers,
    Julie North

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