EnviroSolutions. Inc. Announces It Is Doing Its Part to Keep E-Waste Out Of Landfills

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Waste management company EnviroSolutions, Inc. focuses on bringing electronics back to life.

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A large majority, approximately 75 percent according to the article, of electronic waste makes its way into landfills or is incinerated. Both of these methods of disposal can be dangerous considering e-waste often contains cadmium, mercury and lead.

From a consumer’s standpoint, technology evolves at what seems to be the speed of light. Yesterday’s newest handheld device is tomorrow’s outdated electronic waste. On average, laptops are designed to last between three and five years. Cell phones, and by extension their accessories, are lucky to last two years before being traded in or disposed of for a shiny new upgrade.

In an April 22 article published on CBSNews.com, "E-Waste: What Happens With Your Outdated or Broken Gadgets," the daunting question of what happens to these outdated gadgets is raised. This issue, of course, has been on the minds of environmentalists for years. After all, estimates reveal Americans alone produce in excess of 50 million tons of e-waste annually. That figure is certain to increase with each passing year. So where does it all go?

A large majority, approximately 75 percent according to the article, of electronic waste makes its way into landfills or is incinerated. Both of these methods of disposal can be dangerous considering e-waste often contains cadmium, mercury and lead.

EnviroSolutions, Inc. is committed to keeping electronic materials out of landfills by offering waste collection services for any electronic devices and hauling services so they can reach the right recycling center. “We do everything we can to reduce the impact of e-waste at our facilities,” says Gary Hewes, Vice President of Operations at EnviroSolutions, Inc.

Electronic waste entails an assortment of items including televisions, scanners, copy machines, monitors, computers, laptops, cell phones and the miscellaneous chords and chargers often associated with these devices.

While EnviroSolutions, Inc. encourages consumers to properly dispose of electronic waste via recycling, it is equally important to remember e-waste is often another man’s treasure. For example, most cell phone and data service providers offer electronic device recycle programs in which their clients can earn a gift card or store credit when returning devices no longer in use. An “outdated” iPhone 4 (and its outdated accessories) may not seem valuable to its owner who recently upgraded to the iPhone 5, but it still contains a lot of worth. This reasoning holds true for handheld devices that appear damaged (cracked screen, bad battery). With a small amount of care, devices headed to the landfill can often be repaired or dismantled and used for parts.

About EnviroSolutions, Inc.
For over a decade, EnviroSolutions has been providing waste collection, disposal and recycling services in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. With a targeted focus on customer service and safety, as well as a commitment to the environmental health and the communities of the areas they serve, EnviroSolutions provides complete waste service to the regions they serve including trash hauling, landfill services, and recycling services. Visit ESIWaste.com today for more information.

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