Unlike traditional recyclables that have been around for years, e-waste (electronic waste) has made a name for itself in two decades. Because the rate of advancement with electronics, no one wants the old products when new ones come out. A good example of this is to look at cell phones over the past 10 years, a new upgraded model comes out what seems like every year, and the older ones become obsolete. E-waste includes everything from computers to video games and shows no signs of slowing down.
Consolidated Resources, Inc. recycles the following types of E-waste:
- Computer boards
- CRTs (cathro-ray tubes)
- Hard drives
Each year, the EPA estimates that nearly 60 million metric tons enter landfills every year. More than 100 million computers are thrown away each year in the US, and only about 20% of them are recycled properly. Aside from losing valuable resources that could be reused in the electronics, many of the products contain harmful materials that eventually enter the environment that causes damage like beryllium, cadmium, mercury, and lead.
When it comes to your business, Consolidated Resources, Inc. understands your needs to keep up with the advancements in technology, and we are here to help you recycle your e-waste responsibly.