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E-waste recycling non-profit expands to South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A local non-profit could soon double its workforce, thanks to a new Indiana state law.

Bridges to Digital Excellence started in Benton Harbor, and just expanded to South Bend.

The organization collects old computers and electronics, refurbishes them, and puts them up for sale.

A new Indiana law makes it illegal to throw away e-waste.

Since Bridges is one of the only places to recycle electronics locally, business is booming!

"We're here, ready to serve the community and put people to work, and this is somethign that can solve the employment issues and barriers, and especially for those folks who need that extra transitional piece for that job," said Doug Chapman.

Bridges to Digital Excellence hopes to add at least 30 new jobs. 

 

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