Recycling of E-Waste Is on the Rise

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As technology becomes more and more entwined with our daily lives, it stands to reason that as a society, we’re replacing old and outdated devices faster than ever before. But what happens to the old devices that we’re not using anymore? The truth is, too many of them end up in landfills. Here’s why the recycling of e-waste is so important.

Why Is E-Waste Harmful?

While the state of New York has put regulations in place about how to dispose of e-waste, not every state is on the same page, and things can still slip through the cracks. When old technology and electronics end up in landfills, they leech hazardous chemicals into the soil, water, and air. This can impact our ecosystem for years to come.

How the Recycling of E-Waste Can Help

According to the EPA, e-waste is the fastest-growing type of municipal solid waste. In response to this growing trend, there has been an increase in the recycling of e-waste. When you trust a company like ProTek to handle the recycling of e-waste, you can rest assured knowing that you’re doing the right thing for the environment. You can also count on your data remaining secure and completely destroyed, eliminating any chance of it falling into the wrong hands.

The recycling of e-waste not only keeps hazardous materials out of landfills, but also conserves energy. Many of the materials that go into our electronics can be re-used to make more in the future. Sometimes these things are repurposed to benefit other industries, as well. ProTek Recycling will come to your office or other facility to collect old electronics for you, making the recycling of e-waste as easy as making a phone call.

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At ProTek Recycling, we know how important the recycling of e-waste is for the environment. We serve many locations throughout the Northeast, including New York City and upstate New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, the Boston metropolitan area, and more. Give us a call at 844‑777‑6835 to see what we can do for you.

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