THANKS A TON…ACTUALLY TWO! SNAPPY SALADS RECYCLING EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS!
DALLAS (April 11, 2013) - Snappy Salads, the award-winning, eco-friendly, guy-focused salad restaurant, announced today results from its annual e-waste recycling event. On Saturday, March 23, Snappy Salads collected an impressive 4,737 pounds of electronic waste (mostly printers, televisions, and computers). That's more than two-and-a-half TONS!
E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream and accounts for 40% of the lead and 70% of heavy metals in U.S. landfills. Texas has no laws against dumping e-waste into landfills. Annually, Texans discard about 50 million TVs and PCs – that’s more than 200 million pounds of lead destined for landfills.
“We are deeply committed to limiting any negative impact on the environment. Thanks to our guests, this potentially toxic junk will not sit in landfills, but will be repurposed into a new life. We are so excited about the success of this event that we plan to host an e-waste recycling day twice a year,” said Snappy Salads Founder and CEO, Chris Dahlander.
Snappy Salads has received numerous awards and designations, most recently a Green Business Certification from the city of Plano.
Snappy Salads opened Dallas’s first eco-friendly restaurant in 2006. Five Snappy Salads locations now feature tables made from reclaimed wood, countertops made locally with recycled beer and wine bottles and rejected porcelain pieces, biodegradable takeout containers and utensils, uniforms made of organic cotton, menus printed on recycled paper, and more.
Snappy Salads has locations in Richardson, Dallas, Plano, and NorthPark Center. The Southlake location will open Thursday, April 4. You may learn more about Snappy Salads by visiting www.snappysalads.com.
About Snappy Salads
Voted "Best Salad" by the Dallas Observer and D Magazine, Snappy Salads has become the standard for high-quality salads served quickly in an environmentally friendly manner and earned the first Green Business Certification from the City of Plano, TX in 2013.
Snappy Salads is committed to limiting the negative impact the restaurant makes on the environment through myriad ways. Salad containers and drink cups are made from corn – a renewable resource – and are compostable. Snappy Salads has five locations in the DFW area including Southlake, Richardson, Plano, Dallas, and NorthPark Center. More about Snappy Salads is available at www.snappysalads.com.
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