Over the past five years, the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been working with Hi Tech Recyclers, an Alberta, Canada, recycler, to reduce e-waste.
According to a Recycling Product News report, electronic devices contain toxic metals, such as mercury, lead, beryllium and cadmium. ERA and Hi Tech Recyclers have been working together to recycle e-waste from TVs, printers and other electronics that could not be reused.
Hi Tech Recyclers operates out of a facility that is secured for data protection. Each component is dismantled, shredded and shipped to an approved downstream processor, where they are then manufactured into new products to guarantee no electronic recycling ends up in landfill.
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The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) has been working to reduce unnecessary electronic waste since 2004 throughout Canada. Many of us are unaware of the toxic chemicals that derive from electronic devices. Take a cell phone as an example, it has over 500 components and many contain toxic metals such as mercury, lead, beryllium, and cadmium. Over the past five years the ERA has been working with Hi Tech Recyclers, an Alberta Recycling (ARMA) certified recycler, to recycle e-waste from the province, comprised of unusable TV's, printers and electronics that could not be reused.
"Hi Tech Recyclers has worked with ERA for 5 years now and recycled 700 tons of electronic scrap," said Bob Malin, President of Hi tech Recyclers. "It's been very rewarding working with them knowing they are reconditioning computers and donating to worthy causes! We look forward to working with them for many years to come!"
ERA says they have been working with Hi Tech Recyclers to create a more sustainable environment. According to the association, both parties have one goal and that goal is to ensure that electronic waste is properly taken care of through processes put in place by them directly.