Electronic Waste….they want it!


Almost every Canadian Province and US State has a law and program to deal with electronic waste now. Gone are the days where the only way to deal with your old equipment was to hide it away in closets and basements.

>> Link to Canadian Programs
>> Link to US Programs

Check out what programs exist in your city, and reclaim the space in your homes and offices. If you don’t have a program in your city, there are a lot of reputable companies that you can work with to remove the eWaste safely and securely. You can find one here: http://e-stewards.org/find-a-recycler/

Electronic equipment and gadgets are the fastest growing waste stream in many countries. For many, electronics are part of modern life  – cell phones, laptops, TVs and a growing number of gadgets. Every year we buy new, updated equipment to support our needs -there are upwards of 300 million computers and one billion cell phones produced every year. All of these electronics become obsolete or unwanted, often within 2-3 years of purchase. This global mountain of waste is expected to continue growing 8% per year, indefinitely (BCC Research). So make sure you have a plan in place to deal with it!

About Melissa Alvares

Melissa was the head of Softchoice’s campaign marketing team, responsible for providing organizations with information on the latest technology trends, insights and solutions from the desktop to the data center.