Improper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can have serious consequences for the environment. Yet, most businesses are unaware and send their old computers, monitors, printers and other electronic devices to be placed in landfills or incinerated. In fact, according to the EPA, only 12.5% of worldwide e-waste is recycled.
Why Businesses Need responsible e-waste recycling
e-waste recycling is a viable “green” solution to eliminate the harmful effects of e-waste disposal that will protect your company from costly EPA fines and penalties, and most importantly help the environment.
According to the EPA, The United States produces more e-waste annually than any other country. In fact, Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics each year. This means more chemicals and metals, such as lead are seeping into our ground and harming our natural resources. This is a global issue that can be solved if each business does its’ part.
Not all e-waste recyclers are the same
There are responsible ways to recycle e-waste, and then there are companies that simply export the waste to other countries. Rather than monitoring the recycling of the e-waste in these developing countries, many businesses have residents disassemble waste and use scrap metal, exposing the workers to toxic materials. That’s why it’s paramount to partner with an e-waste recycling company that has been vetted through e-stewards.org.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing that our recycling partners are e-Stewards certified e-recyclers that adhere to a strict no landfill and no export policies. To learn more about e-waste recycling for your business, simply contact us or call 800-932-0657 with information on your inventory of products. We’ll promptly respond with an estimate for the value of your e-waste. If you decide to proceed we’ll arrange shipping of your equipment and provide you with an auditable report that your data was destructed. The process is simple and you’ll be helping the environment!