Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) announced it is continuing its efforts to reduce unnecessary electronic waste in Ontario, Canada. ERA has been working with Greentec, which believes in a circular economy, to help recycle its e-waste.
According to ERA, recycling toxic materials like mercury, lead, cadmium and many others is essential to ensure that these harmful materials are not released into the environment.
"It is absolutely great working with recyclers across provinces who share the same goal. Greentec caught my eye a few years ago, as they too have a passion for a circular economy" said Bojan Paduh, founder of ERA, in a statement. "So far, ERA has recycled up to 600 tons of e-waste over the past two years, and we expect to triple this amount in the near future with the help of Greentec.”
ERA is focused on reusing and refurbishing laptops, computers, switches, monitors, cell phones and many other computer and electronic devices. Many of those are donated to local charities and nonprofits at no charge or resold to companies and individuals who can afford to purchase them.
Since 2016, ERA has prevented non-reusable items it received from entering the environment by recycling them through Greentec to ensure they are properly managed.