Gadgets & Gizmos Get You Drinks
E-Cycling Happy Hour at Brother Jimmy’s
What: Don’t throwaway your throwback electronics! New York based electronics recycling program, Guzu, is encouraging you to go green with your gadgets by giving you an opportunity to let your old Blackberry, T-9 calculator or laptop buy you a drink! Bring in any old working or non-working electronic to recycle as your ticket in for an exclusive happy hour at Brother Jimmy’s in Union Square on Wednesday, February 29th. Dig through your old junk drawer and join us as we toast to the old junk in your trunk and properly recycle abandoned electronics.
The guest who recycles the oldest, throwback electronic (i.e. Zack Morris cell phone, or beeper) will be awarded Brother Jimmy’s signature fishbowl, Swamp Water. Happy hour specials include:
- $3.00: PBR, Bud/Bud Light Drafts, Nattys, Well Drinks, Frozen Margaritas
- $5.00: Heinekens, Frickles appetizer
Who: Guzu, launched by three New York eco-preneurs, pays consumers cash for their old electronics and then recycles them to the highest extent possible; helping to keep electronics out of landfills. On top of putting green in consumers’ wallets, Guzu also plants a tree for every transaction completed through their partner American Forests, a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the natural capital of trees and forests.
Why Guzu: Often times retired or broken electronics are tossed into landfills as they are not disposed of or recycled properly, adding to the millions of tons of “e-waste” produced every year. There are presently over 3 billion consumer electronics in homes all across America and over 500 million consumer electronics sold annually. Currently, only 25% of e-waste is properly recycled, with the vast majority ending up in landfills or consumers’ “junk drawers.”
When: Wednesday February 29, 2012; 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Brother Jimmy’s; Union Square; 116 East 16th Street (between Park Ave South & Irving Place) New York, NY 10003; www.brotherjimmys.com; (212) 673-6465; Closets subways top to location is Union Sq (N,Q,R,L,4,5,6)
Tickets: Bring any old working or non-working gadget (cell phone, calculator, gaming unit, etc) and drop it into the Guzu e-cycling bin in exchange for your happy hour ticket.
About Guzu, Inc. At Guzu, “eco-friendly” comes in many shades of green – green for your wallet, green for industry, and green for the environment. Our unique value proposition allows consumers to sell their used electronics for cash, while supplying the Consumer Electronics Industry with recycled parts, which help to sustain the secondary market. Through our partnership with American Forests, we also reduce the industry’s carbon footprint by planting one tree for every order completed. For complete instructions on how to recycle, please visit www.guzu.com