Best Friend To The Planet
One cell phone leaches 19 out of 25 metals like lead, boron and chromium. America exports 70% of it's electronic waste illegally to third world countries. The pollution causes cancers, neurological disorders, open lesions and a contaminated food and water source.
Oreo's Refining is a bootstrap startup targeting 100% fossil free recycling within ten years. We believe in breaking down all electronics to bare bones locally, safely and ethically. Watch our video to find out more and learn how you can help us protect the planet today.
In 2002, Shelly Mitchell, the founder of Oreo's Refining, fell victim to a terrible, random act of violence. She was set on fire, tied to a dumpster, and left for dead. Help arrived in time to save her life but the attack left her without the use of her legs. She was told she would never walk again and soon her legs constricted to a 90 degree angle, conforming to the shape of her wheelchair. Shelly accepted her situation and continued to live her life, committed to forgiveness and the pursuit of helping others. She became a disability rights advocate and social worker.
Shelly continues to be a voice where injustice is being done. She lives her life from a place of compassion, and to her, one of the greatest injustices to humanity is to deliberately pollute the earth with toxic chemicals that destroy environments and tear communities apart all in the name of profit.