The Importance of Recycling
Electronics is the fastest growing source of waste on the planet, and the U.S. is the largest producer of electronic waste in the world. More than nine million tons of electronics are thrown away every year by Americans. According to the EPA, recycling one million laptops saves energy equivalent to the annual electricity used by 3,500 U.S. homes. A new investigation suggests that, despite assurances from many US electronics and recycling companies, much of the e-waste we produce is not being recycled properly here.
How to Choose a Recycler
Choosing a recycler based on who is the cheapest or most convenient is not the best option. You will put yourself or your business at risk. Irresponsible electronics recycling can cause companies to experience security breaches or environmental liability caused by improper disposal of equipment. When choosing a recycler, be sure to choose a responsible company that follows governmental policies, industry regulations and will properly manage the entire lifecycle of the recycled equipment. This article by the Daily Press covers the story of retailer Big Lots paying over 3.5 million in fines for improper disposal of hazardous waste.
CyberCrunch and Company’s Growth Featured in Pittsburgh Tribune Review
CyberCrunch was recently featured in a major newspaper — one that is near and dear to our hearts here in Western Pennsylvania! Click here.
CyberCrunch is Awarded Allegheny County E-Waste Recycling Services Contract
CyberCrunch will be Allegheny County’s E-recycling partner within all departments in the county and will recycle their E-waste. “We care about business globally and this is also a great opportunity to assist the companies that are local,” said Serdar Bankaci, President and CEO of CyberCrunch.
CyberCrunch’s Joe Connors to Speak at International E-Scrap Conference
The Conference is an annual meeting for members of the E-Scrap Community to exchange ideas and best practices in the industry. Read more here.