Cybercrunch September 2017 Newsletter

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The Importance of Recycling

Electronic Waste RecyclingElectronics 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.

Here are some do’s and don’ts of electronics recycling…
Don’t throw electronics in the trash. Items such as computers, laptops, mobile devices, printers, televisions and fax machines cannot be thrown in a landfill. They contain hazardous materials that are harmful to the environment.
Don’t attempt to destroy hard drives by drilling holes in them, degaussing, or smashing them. Not only is it dangerous, but it is also ineffective and a waste of time.
Do find a secure and responsible recycler who can properly dispose of your electronic equipment.

How to Choose a Recycler

Choosing an Electronics RecyclerChoosing 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 News

  • 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.