What is included in E-Recycling and E-Waste?
“E-Waste or Electronic Waste is the byproduct of our rapidly advancing technology. By definition, “E-cycling is the practice of reusing, or distributing for reuse, electronic equipment and components rather than discarding them at the end of their life cycle.” – TechTarget.com
Look around your office and count the number of electronic tools you use there from computers to cell phones to printers. All of those things have a life cycle and will require disposal in an environmentally-friendly and data-secure manner. Tri-Star Electronics Recycling is your best choice for computer and electronic recycling in Nashville and its surrounding area.
The Consumer-Driven Economy
In the consumer-driven economy of today’s world, increases in the need for e-recycling continue to grow. Some drivers behind this growth:
- Mobile phones are manufactured with a built-in obsolescence date making them harder to use after only a couple of years.
- Increasingly complicated programs need better and faster computers to run them, quickly rendering the latest and greatest machines to the junk pile in less than 5 years.
- Our consumer-driven economy relies on turning out something new annually, whether we need it or not.
The above factors contribute to an ever-growing amount of devices that must be recycled effectively and properly so we can stop the damage to our planet and our lives.
Our Process Involves Some Evaluation
Can we reuse the equipment?
What data requires recovery & disposal?
First, we ask ourselves these questions:
- Does the equipment have value on the secondary market?
- Are the items in functioning order?
- What are the client’s data destruction protocols?
Then we start your equipment through our e-recycling process. This begins by securing the data and wiping your equipment clean. Then we move into the physical recycling of your equipment.
Our mission is zero landfill. Period.
Tri-Star Recycling upholds a zero-landfill mission. All clients receive documentation outlining chain of custody and assurance that all data has been destroyed properly. Our downstream vendors share our zero-landfill mission; being R2-certified means we only work with other R2-certified vendors.