February 25, 2014

More e-waste facts and figures!

electronics recycling signAccording to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, data from the EPA showed that in 2011, the United States generated 3.41 million tons of e-waste! An important note to keep in mind is that there are 2,000 pounds in one ton! The same report from the EPA also showed that of the 3.41 million tons of e-waste generated that year, only 850,000 tons or 24.9% was recycled! Sadly, the rest of the e-waste was trashed, either in landfills or incinerators. But with our zero percent landfill policy, we’re working to see that percentage reach 100%!

If you have any electronics that you are looking to get rid of, please give us a call today! We would be more than happy to responsibly recycle your electronics for you. You can reach us at (877) 625-7945.

To read additional data from this report, please view the article on Electronics Take Back’s website.