We all love our cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Don’t we? Most of us also love to replace these gadgets and upgrade them with the latest models. But, have you pondered over the thought where do all those older electronics end up once they are disposed of? About 30 to 50 million tons of electronic recycling devices are tossed away every year around the world. Many of those devices today end up forgotten under the desks or end up in a landfill. The volume of e-waste is expected to rise by a whopping three to five percent as consumers demand more devices. Old gadgets still remain sources of precious and valuable materials like gold and copper. Recent research indicates that scientists are working on environmentally friendly options to extract these metals and use them in the future.
Did you know California leads the world in environmental policy? We at Surplus Service have taken a proactive role through our innovative contributions to e-waste recycling technology and solutions with our trademark UpcyclIT® solution in the Bay area. Our continued efforts towards e-waste recycling have earned us the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) – California’s highest environmental honor. Our vision and mission have been to encourage small and big companies to adopt safe and environmentally friendly ways to dispose of e-waste through the smart use of technology. We are equipped with state of the art technology, methods, and processes to ensure your business gets the best e-waste recycling solutions that lead to higher sustainability reuse and disposal of your electronics rather than simply recycling them or sending them to the landfill.
Technology plays a vital role in improving e-waste methods around the world. A concept known as e-waste mining is proving to be beneficial to a number of countries by meeting their e-waste needs on one hand while creating jobs and economic benefits in the process on the other hand. Research by researchers at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia and the State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation at Tsinghua University in Beijing in their journal Environmental Science and Technology proves that this idea is maybe profitable. In the U.S., the lack of comprehensive legislation on the federal level in regards to recycling e-waste continues to be a challenge for recyclers. One of the biggest challenges while dealing with e-waste is the design of the products is increasingly sophisticated and smaller, this increases the complexity in recovering precious & rare elements. Hence, the setup of recycling programs is extremely necessary to ensure people are able to deal with complicated products.
E-waste recycling is the fastest growing waste on the planet and only 15% of it is recycled. Though electronic waste is the fastest-growing form of waste, recycling it can be a new revenue stream. At Surplus Service, we have a complete suite of offerings from recycling and repair to harvest recovery and secure disposal. If you are a company looking for e-waste management solutions, look no further. Connect with us today!