IT Asset Disposition, Electronics Recycling, and Sustainability: The Commitment of Electronics Value Recovery, Inc. (EVR)
At Electronics Value Recovery, Inc. (EVR), our mission is deeply entwined with the commitment to sustainable practices in IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling. Our operational model is built on the fundamental principle of recycling over landfilling products, thereby contributing to a circular economy and actively combating the global e-waste crisis.
EVR’s stringent commitment to zero landfill is a critical component of our business model. This commitment means that we make every concerted effort to divert electronic products from ending up in landfills. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled, the rest often finds its way into landfills, releasing hazardous toxins into the environment (EPA, 2018). EVR counters this trend, ensuring that every electronic device we handle is given a new lease on life or responsibly recycled, consequently reducing the environmental impact.
Our commitment to sustainability doesn’t end at scrap. A key aspect of our operations involves refurbishing and reusing electronics, which has a significant environmental benefit. A report from the EPA’s Waste Reduction Model (WARM) shows that reusing a computer can be 20 times more environmentally friendly than simply recycling it (EPA WARM, 2019). By extending the lifespan of these devices, we contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and lessen the demand for new products, effectively minimizing the environmental footprint of electronic devices. This is a real world circular economy, with all the benefits that entails.
Furthermore, we place great emphasis on the responsible disposal of IT assets in compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. ITAD is not just about disposing of IT assets but doing so in a way that is secure, responsible, and environmentally friendly. We work hard to ensure that all data is securely erased, and all components are either refurbished for reuse or recycled responsibly.
In conclusion, at EVR, our commitment to environmental sustainability drives every aspect of our operations. From our zero landfill commitment to our focus on refurbishing and reusing electronics, we are dedicated to promoting responsible and sustainable ITAD and electronics recycling practices. Our practices not only ensure data security and regulatory compliance but also actively contribute to the reduction of e-waste and the promotion of a sustainable, circular economy.
EPA. (2018). Electronics Waste Management in the United States Through 2009. Environmental Protection Agency. https://www.epa.gov/facts-and-figures-about-materials-waste-and-recycling/electronics-waste-management-united-states
EPA WARM. (2019). Electronics: Reuse vs. Recycling. Environmental Protection Agency. https://www.epa.gov/warm/versions-waste-reduction-model-warm#WARM Tool V15