Friedman Sponsors Recycle Event
State Senate candidate encourages people to bring their old electronic devices to his campaign office Saturday for recycling.
People brought old computers for recycling to the Illinois State Senate campaign office of Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman Saturday in Highland Park as part of the activities surrounding the opening of the headquarters.
“I’m a lifelong conservationist,” Friedman said. “The chemicals in computers, particularly monitors and printers, are harmful. We have to keep them out of our groundwater and our drinking water.”
Friedman is the Republican candidate running against West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). Garret was the sponsor behind a law that took effect in January aimed at keeping electronics out of landfills.
Friedman teamed with Bill Franklin of Lake Bluff based MidWest Computer Recycling, Inc., to encourage people to leave their old computers at the office so Franklin could dispose of them. Some of the computers Franklin salvages are donated.
“Some of them go to Lambs Farm,” Franklin said. “We reuse them and preserve resources.”
Patch will run a story Monday about both Morrison and Friedman on their office openings and campaign issues.