Two members of ENACTUS, Hamid Ullah and Brennan Pruzinske, at a recent City of St. Paul drop off event.
A group of students from the ENACTUS club at Southwest Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN created a program to recycle used carseats. And they did it in an innovative way.
The program is a win on many levels: Expired and unsafe seats are kept off the road. They are broken down and recycled into productive materials thereby diverting would-be trash away from the landfills. The student group partners with an organization that works with developmentally disadvantaged workers who break down the car seats. It provides them an opportunity for meaningful paid work.
The Enactus group even developed an app that allowed collection site managers to notify the group when a collection bin was full and ready for pickup.
Find car seats and all kinds of other things you can donate for good at HeroSearch.org.