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Our Mission

WHY RECYCLE ELECTRONICS?

ITAD

(IT asset disposition) is an important part of the IT equipment ownership lifecycle. Your electronics contain valuable metals and components that can be reused again in another manufacturing process. Likewise, many environmentally harmful chemicals and elements exist in electronics. Such as cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, chromium, barium, beryllium and brominated flame-retardant materials to name a few. As a result, these components can pollute water and air resources without proper disposal or recycling.

 

E-WASTE STREAM SCOPE

One of the fastest growing waste streams in the U.S. is e-waste such as computers, television sets and mobile cell phones. When that e-waste crosses borders illegally due to unscrupulous trading it is often indiscriminately dumped, or dismantled in unsound conditions. Serious damage to human health and pollution of water, air and soil is the result. While electronic waste is a direct consequence of our ongoing desire to communicate from anywhere, connect more often and compute from home, office or on the road. Adding the increasing demand for electronic gaming, better HD televisions, smart cars, and the rise of the internet of things, the result has been a catastrophic accumulation of e-waste, only growing into the future. An ongoing effort to address this exponentially growing problem is essential.

SEVERITY

Electronic waste is a serious issue and it should not be going to the local landfill, fly by night and or data mining operations. Your electronics should always be recycled and diligence in choosing a responsible operation that provides complete accountability is essential.

ACCOUNTABILITY

USA Recycling Centers only uses refiners and processors that adhere to the most stringent industry standards (e-stewards, R2, NAID, ISO 14001). Keeping the global environmental impact to a minimum as well as providing complete accountability through total downstream monitoring and disposition of all materials going through our facilities.

industrial e-waste
Excerpt from Basel Convention November 2009 Press Advisory:

“Hazardous waste is threatening human health and the environment globally. Much of it is being exported to other countries, often to developing nations.”

E-Waste Statistics

Only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled, according to the EPA.

The United States produces more e-waste annually than any other country. The amount of electronics that Americans throw away every year? 9.4 million tons.

It is estimated that only 29% of global e-waste is handled via the accepted best practice recycling channels.

We encourage all businesses and consumers to join USARC’s efforts to reduce the harmful effects of e-waste.