Reducing e-waste through device renewal
By recognizing that renewal and reuse is the highest form of recycling, eRecyclingCorps is committed to reducing the growing issue of wireless device e-waste.
While recycling and reuse has doubled over the last three years, only 10% of wireless devices are currently being recycled in the U.S.. Based on EPA estimates, over a billion unused cell phones have accumulated in U.S. households. And every year, another 130 million phones are replaced, further compounding this problem.
eRecyclingCorps offers a comprehensive solution to this growing issue, by capturing these devices in large quantities and renewing them for reuse, especially in developing countries where they are needed most. By doing so, we are accelerating access to affordable, life-changing wireless technology to people around the world. The EPA estimates that for every one million devices we recapture, we could deliver power savings equivalent to the electricity used by 185 households yearly.
eRecyclingCorps is committed to meeting or exceeding compliance with all regulatory policies, including:
- due diligence on downstream recyclers and processors
- clearing/destroying personal data
- sending materials only to facilities licensed to receive them
- only exporting to countries where it is legal
When wireless devices cannot be renewed and must be recycled, we strictly adhere to a zero landfill policy, ensuring e-waste does not enter landfills.
eRecyclingCorps is R2/RIOS™, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
These certifications, for the Irving, TX headquarters, are the combination of strict industry standards which ensure device trade-in providers and recyclers are deploying an efficient operations management systems in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The R2/RIOS™ standards promote safe and environmentally sound practices for domestic and international trade.The integrated program also includes eRC’s ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international certifications for quality, environmental and health & safety (QEH&S) and expands on its WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) certification in Europe.
eRecyclingCorps is the world's leading provider of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in solutions. We are committed to providing a scalable model promoting the renewal and reuse of perceptually obsolete devices. Partnering with global wireless carriers and retailers, we offer a complete solution for trade-in and resale of these devices redirecting them away from burgeoning landfills. We have established a Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Policy which describes the commitments we are making as part of our QEH&S Management System.