Cerritos College Students Collect Over 10,000 Pounds of E-Waste to Help Protect Environment

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Media Contact:  Aya Aoki, Public Affairs

Students at the e-waste collection eventNORWALK, Calif. – October 4, 2022 – The Cerritos College Environmental Club collected more than 10,000 lbs. of e-waste through a collection event the Club co-hosted with a student-run nonprofit organization Teens Against E-Waste on September 24.

The donated e-waste including laptops, computer monitors, televisions, printers, and microwaves will be recycled. The Club also hosted a battery collection event on campus from September 6-23 as part of the One Million Batteries (1MB) campaign that is aimed at collecting and recycling one million used batteries. The students collected more than 20,000 used batteries through the battery collection, which will be counted towards the 1MB campaign.

“It was well-rewarding to see community members' enthusiastic responses to recycling e-waste and protecting our environment," said Joshua Lou, Cerritos College/Oxford Academy dual enrollment student and the founder of Teens Against E-Waste. “It was a fantastic event celebrating the 2022 International Recycling Awareness Week.”

Students at Cerritos College have been actively engaged in sustainability efforts on campus. In 2021, students brought a resolution to the Board to adopt a policy to break free from plastic, making the campus the first California community college to adopt a policy to abandon the use of plastic products. For more information about the College’s green efforts, visit www.cerritos.edu/greencampus.   


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers nearly 300 degrees and certificates in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 21,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu