27 Aug '12, 1pm

E-Waste Recycling Program Employs Disabled Americans

E-Waste Recycling Program Employs Disabled Americans

A new program with plans to expand electronic recycling efforts in ten US cities also aims to boost employment of disabled Americans. Jessie Tyler, 19, was hired by 2rg to disassemble electronics with the support of a job coach. Photo: The Arc The Arc , a national advocacy association for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), launched its eXplore eRecycling initiative earlier this month. The program will distribute nearly half a million dollars toward selected chapters in ten separate cities to start and support electronic recycling efforts around the nation. “The eXplore eRecycling initiative is a wonderful chance to show how individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can excel in cutting edge jobs while earning competitive salaries. By bringing together the disability and the e-recycling communities, we hope to create more empl...

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