Hang Up The Phone; Pick Up Flowers | People
From Mary Margaret Plumridge: Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) is encouraging the recycling of old cell phones and mobile devices by offering a potted flowering plant in exchange for simply discarding those mobile devices no longer in use.
The 4th annual Flowers for Phones event will take place on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18 from 11:00am until 2:00pm.
Locations for recycling and plant pick up are Farragut Square Park at Connecticut Avenue and K Street, NW and Duke Ellington Park at 21st and M Streets, NW.
Sponsored by Golden Triangle, the environmental safety program is provided by Earthworks, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the earth’s natural resources and communities. Cell phones, chargers and other mobile devices are accepted and recycling securely in exchange for a potted flowering plant.
More than 300 mobile devices and chargers were collected during last year’s event.
“Spring has brought blooming flowers and stunning landscaping to the Golden Triangle. We want to share these beautiful flowers with the local workers and visitors, who help keep the community clean and green,” said BID Executive Director Leona Agouridis. “The neighborhood seems to really embrace and appreciate this event.”
Also this year, the BID launched a pilot recycling program by installing 10 recycling cans on the streets of the Golden Triangle.
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