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March 21, 2013
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Art contest in Grand Junction to highlight the importance of recycling

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - To bring attention to the importance of recycling electronic waste, E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado (a Grand Junction business) is hosting an art contest."It's a brand-new contest," said organizer Steve Attarian, who's employed with E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado. "We're an electronic-waste recycling company, and we've been in business for a year and a half."According to an E-Waster Recyclers blog post, the mission of the contest is to "utilize art and fun to educate the importance of protecting your data and the environment by recycling electronics and keeping them out of the landfill."Attarian added: "We wanted to educate the community that there's better things to do with electronics than to send them to the landfill. There's more reuse potential."Contest categories are split up by age; both students and adults are welcome to participate. Prizes for each category will be $100 or more."We're hoping it will be an annual event," Attarian noted.

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