E-waste is always going to create some sort of debacle as electronics recyclers scurry to process the mounds of obsolete tech, but according to a report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), there is hope!
The U.S. consumer electronics industry recycled a record 620 million pounds of electronics in 2013, which is more than double the 300 pounds that were recycled in 2010.
• Best Buy
Each recycled more than 125% of the consumer hardware recycling goals set by CEA for 2013 and the majority of collected electronics was processed by a third-party certified ITAD vendor.
Are they up for the Billion Pound Challenge?
One billion pounds of electronics would fill about 89 million cubic feet, equivalent to an entire 71,000-seat NFL stadium.
The eCycling Leadership Initiative seeks to:
• Improve consumer awareness of over 8,000 collection sites currently sponsored by the industry
• Increase the amount of electronics recycled responsibly
• Increase the number of collection opportunities available
• Provide transparent metrics on eCycling efforts
“We want to make recycling electronics as easy as purchasing electronics,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.
As an R2-certified ITAD facility, HOBI International realizes the importance of expansion within the electronics recycling and management industry. During the last 22 years, HOBI has established itself as a trusted ITAD provider by growing to meet the needs of not only our clients, but the industry as well. By expanding our services to meets the needs of the growing mobile market through our mobile lifecycle management program, MobileLife, HOBI is proud to be a best-in-class IT asset management and electronics recycler.