About a third of Americans say they recycle their outdated electronics, according to a recent census. Conducted by Retrevo, an online-electronics review and tech support site, the survey reports that a third Americans haven’t gotten around to it or don’t care about recycling. While 11 percent said e-waste recycling centers are not available in their areas.
In a 2008 report, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, e-waste made up of 2 percent of municipal waste. Of the 2.25 million tons of electronics ready to be disposed of, 18 percent (414,000 tons) was collected for recycling and 82 percent (1.84 million tons) was disposed of in landfills, the EPA said.
By the end of 2010, Retrevo said, by their calculations the electronics accumulated since the year 2000 could cover the island of Manhattan in three feet of e-waste. And by 2020 there will be so much e-waste that enough dump trucks will be filled to circle the earth twice.
eWaste Direct was created to divert electronic waste from landfills by offering multiple Bay Area e-waste drop off locations and free pick up service for San Francisco Bay Area residential and business customers.
eWaste Direct provides a win-win-win-win opportunity for the community with a no cost option to discard electronic waste, keeping the earth greener by not dumping harmful toxins, last but not least, non-profit organizations benefit through our eWaste Fundraising Programs.
As an approved Collector for the state of California, eWaste Direct is passionate about protecting the environment