Recycling electronics and appliances is the responsible way to keep our country clean and preserve the natural environment by reducing unnecessary waste.
Recycling electronics like with my colleagues at ecoATMin the USA, means that they can be correctly treated, so hazardous substances do not cause serious problems to the ground or water, while the materials can be recycled rather than sent to a…
Contrary to popular belief, we’re not all robots here at ecoATM HQ. We’re actual humans, here to make it fast, easy and convenient to recycle your old phones, MP3 players and tablets for cash. Take a minute to sneak a peek behind the kiosk and get to know our team!
Name: Lisa Ann Cassidy
Title: Location Development Manager
Stuff you do inside the ecoATM office:
I find new locations for ecoATM machines, negotiate the contracts and then manage the accounts after install.
Stuff you do outside the ecoATM office:
Oh boy…I love to salsa dance. I’m big on traveling, hanging at the beach, line dancing, trivia nights, going out with friends, indoor rock climbing, motorcycle rides, yoga sculpt, concerts and reading. I’m finally applying to get my motorcycle license this week, so excited! I failed last time by one (one!) lousy point.
Did you ever own a phone that you’d be embarrassed to carry around now?
I wouldn’t say embarrassed exactly. I loved the two Helio phones I had. They flipped up both ways and had two keyboards! I thought I was THE coolest kid in history. Loved those phones up until the day I recycled them. Helio doesn’t even exist anymore!
If you could pick one robot from pop culture history to hang out with, which one would you pick?
WALL-E! He’s such an adorable creation with great morals - I would just to hug him and squeeze him all day. Hope that’s not coming off as creepy!
Other than recycling your gadgets, what else do you do to help the environment?
I’ve done beach clean-ups and I have a natural tendency to pick up trash around the beaches (something instilled in me by my mom). And I have tons of reusable bags for grocery shopping! I also encourage everyone to look into the non-profit I used to work for call Nature & Culture International. They conserve endangered rainforests.
Describe one of your favorite days at ecoATM.
One of my favorite days at ecoATM was when we celebrated recycling our one millionth device. Engineering tricked our CEO at the time into thinking we had hit it way sooner by fudging the numbers (it was April Fools Day - had to be done)! He was quite annoyed when he found out, but we ended up hitting the milestone later that day.
If you could move anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Great question! I haven’t traveled as much as my colleague Josie Markee but I am taking a trip to Paris in a few months. I’ve always loved the idea of seeing life through rose-colored glasses, so I would think that Paris, in all its renowned beauty, wouldn’t disappoint as a place to live! I loved Costa Rica when I visited this year. Everywhere in that country is gorgeous, but it’s a little slower-paced than I could live with.
Name one thing people might be surprised to know about you.
That I love the American version of Top Gear. I like cars and I’m super into motorcycles and muscle cars - I come from a motorcycle family. Also, I have a taco purse named Taco Belle.
I’ve got one all-time favorite: “Go out into the world and do well. But more importantly, go out into the world and do good.” My recent favorite is a little quote by Rev Run: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”
Go-to karaoke song?
Britney Spears, “Oops, I Did It Again!” My friends and I are currently learning the choreography so we can perform it specifically for karaoke nights.
Favorite pizza topping.
Cheese, cheese, cheese! Pancetta runs a close second though.
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