One of the biggest challenges the world faces today is recycling electronic waste — also known as eWaste.
The problem of eWaste has been growing at an astounding rate over the past two decades as the world has seen technology like smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and eInk devices join computers and laptops among an array of devices where ever-newer models replace last year’s outmoded product.
It’s a problem for businesses, and it’s a problem for the environment.
Here are some remarkable statistics about eWaste today.
In the United States, we produce a staggering amount of eWaste:
But the United States isn’t the only culprit here — in fact, it’s not even close.
EWaste may be a growing problem for the world, but you can do your part. In Alabama, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, medical clinics and more turn to Protec Recycling. Work with Protec to recycle all your eWaste to help protect the environment while disposing of electronics that may have sensitive data properly.
When your business decides to help with the growing eWaste problem, the first thing to know is that not all professional recyclers are the same. Many export eWaste to developing countries where impoverished people disassemble the electronics with no safety procedures, exposing them to toxic materials. Others take what they can easily resell and drop the rest off at the nearest landfill.
At Protec Recycling, we have a zero landfill guarantee. 100% of the electronics we collect are recycled or sold for reuse. Our processes are secure, green, and simple.
Protec specializes in the secure, compliant data destruction of eWaste, especially eWaste that contains sensitive customer or client information. We are AAA certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and compliant with regulations such as HIPAA, FACTA, HITECH, and GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT.
If you are in need of Protec’s recycling services, call our office in Homewood Alabama at 205-549-2120 to schedule an appointment or a pickup on-site from one of our mobile shredding trucks.