The Western Pennsylvania Humane Society conducted an “e” cyling event to recycle electronic goods. They partnered with a company called EarthEcycle.
I was perplexed as to how ecycling could be a fundraiser given that most companies charge consumers to dispose of electronic goods. I asked a few question and was promptly attacked by staff, volunteers and the EarthEcycle owner for essentially hating dogs and those who want to help them. Oh and I was “possibly” engaged in corporate espionage. All because I wanted to make sure my television wasn't being dumped in a remote Thai village.
It was an ugly, ugly exchange.
Tonight WDUQ and WTAE ran stories about allegations that the company is shipping a portion of the materials overseas. The Humane Society is backtracking. $150,000 funds raised might do that.
I wonder if any of those proceeds will be used to help the animals whose welfare is irreparably damaged by the ewaste dumping?
Stay tuned for a Post-Gazette investigation.