Archive for September, 2013
Here at BoxQ Electronics we provide valuable e-waste recycling services for both businesses and consumers. The United States has made significant strides in expanding the recycling infrastructure over the last decade. The ever increasing use of electronics by businesses and consumers has created previously unthinkable amounts of used and broken equipment. While many choose to simply throw out old electronics, this is neither economically or environmentally efficient. Countries like China are rabid consumers of used electronics from America; one Chinese city is home to over 5,000 businesses that specialize in processing discarded electronics! The following are a few examples of how businesses can benefit from electronic recycling and disposal services:
Adherence to Local, State, and Federal Laws Regarding Electronic Waste
All business should be aware of relative laws regarding the disposal of electronic waste. While it may be common sense that a business can’t throw caustic chemicals or other byproducts into the local dumpster, many businesses are unaware that there are specific regulations regarding electronic waste. Failure to follow these regulations can result in hefty fines, civil suits, and in some cases criminal charges. Following e-waste recycling regulations also provides a business with the peace of mind that they are doing the right thing for the environment. Green is in, and more and more consumers are boycotting businesses that are thought to be polluters. Recycling is a smart move for any business.
Throwing Away Money is Never a Smart Business Model
Recycling is not just a smart legal and environmental move—it can pay off financially! Businesses and consumers often don’t realize that some of the electronics they throw out are still of some value. The staff members here at BoxQ Electronics are experts in both selling old and used electronics and finding worthwhile donation opportunities. While not all used or old electronics are eligible for sale, the chance to financially benefit from something that was destined for the dumpster is too good to not look into. Following proper disposal and e-waste recycling regulations is the right financial choice for all business, both in avoiding fines and potentially selling old equipment.
For more information on the e-waste recycling and disposal services we offer at BoxQ Electronics, please call us at (877) 499-BOXQ.
The staff here at BoxQ Electronics is dedicated to furthering environmentally conscious electronics disposal practices. That nation’s landfills aren’t getting any smaller, and throwing out broken and used electronics can violate state and federal laws. In the not so distant past there were few options when it came to the disposal of electronic equipment; the local dumpster was often the only option for getting rid of old or broken electronics. Careless and improper disposal of electronic equipment can create environmental damage akin to toxic waste.
The good news is that there have been major developments in proper electronics disposal, allowing for safe and convenient disposal options for businesses and individuals alike. Eco-conscious disposal and recycling of electronics are important for the following reasons:
Something Must Be Done With Old Technology
New technology is exciting for businesses and consumers alike. While the rush to purchase new electronics can boost business and the overall economy, this consumer rush can also have a downside. A good example of this is the explosion of popularity seen with flat-screen televisions. The advent of flat-screen filled dumpsters and garbage cans with older, tube based televisions. In the past, broken and used tube televisions were scrapped for parts and resold for profit. As a result of the new technology, consumer demand for tube televisions plummeted, leaving recyclers and resellers with massive quantities of useless equipment. These televisions were built with lead based glass, making stockpiles of them a serious environmental risk. The response to this problem was to simply store them in warehouses, incinerate them, or worst of all, send them to landfills.
Safe Electronics Disposal Helps the Environment
Increasing environmentally consciousness has fueled the development of new recycling and technology for waste of all types, including electronics. Our team here at BoxQ Electronics specializes in eco-friendly disposal and recycling, following a zero-landfill policy. Our business helps our customers properly dispose of unwanted equipment, developing custom tailored solutions for businesses and individuals alike. We are proud to be a part of the fast moving eco-friendly electronics disposal industry.
For more information on BoxQ Electronic recycling and disposal services, call us at (877) 499-BOXQ.