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Sep 21

Electronic Waste- Environmental Certifications

Posted on September 21, 2023 at 9:39 AM by Kaitlynn McCumiskey

EW- CertWhen it comes to electronics recycling, it’s important that materials are handled appropriately, preventing harm to human health and the environment. Materials must be handled both ethically and sustainably. Transparency through the recycling process is key to ensuring this.

Utilizing one of our electronic recycling events ensures that your old electronics are recycled in an environmentally sound manner. We ensure that the vendor that we work with handles all of the collected materials safely and efficiently. The facility has strict standards for what happens to materials, verified by third-party certification organizations that partner with a diverse group of stakeholders that include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state governments, manufacturers, recyclers, trade groups, and non-governmental organizations.

These certifications are specific to the electronics recycling industry. The certifications don’t only cover recycling, but also refurbishing and reclaiming of devices and materials. The certified process focuses on reuse, data security and destruction, recycling, and value recovery of used electronics. Collected electronics are followed through the whole chain of custody.

Certifications must be renewed on a regular basis and include in-depth audits. The vendor that we work with ensures electronic equipment is being recycled with the highest standards for environmental best practices, worker health and safety, data privacy, and facility security.