CITGO 7th Annual E-Recycle Day
Recycles Tons of E-waste in SWLA
Sulphur, La—March 28, 2015—CITGO Lake Charles Refinery partnered with the City of Sulphur, Team Green of Southwest Louisiana, Keep Calcasieu Beautiful, the City of Sulphur and Waste Management to host the 7th annual E-Recycle Day, where community members brought their electronics for recycling, today, at the Stine in Sulphur. The event gave members of the community the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronics or “E-waste.”
During the event, 426 vehicles lined up to drop-off E-waste at the Stine parking lot. Seven roll-off boxes of E-waste and one18-wheeler of TVs was collected as well as approximately 680 light bulbs, 21 mercury items and 45 pounds of batteries.
“CITGO is privileged to continue this environmentally friendly tradition in Southwest Louisiana. Taking care of our environment is one of our top priorities and our communities reflect that,” said Tomeu Vadell, CITGO Vice President and General Manager Lake Charles Refinery. “E-Recycle Day is a great opportunity for our communities to come together towards the same goal of being good environmental stewards and making a difference by properly recycling e-waste.”
E-Recycle Day is one of many initiatives sponsored by CITGO as part of its commitment to a cleaner and healthier environment, now and for future generations.
Government & Public Affairs Manager
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
For more information visit www.citgo.com.