Iron Mountain joins the growing list of e-Stewards enterprises dedicated to safely, ethically and responsibly disposing of e-waste by using certified e-Steward e-cyclers.
Orlando, Florida; Seattle, Washington. September 19, 2017. The electronics recycling and refurbishment certification program known as e-Stewards® today announced a new “digital equity” program designed to channel computer equipment from large corporations and institutions to needy individuals and communities across North America.
Despite the fact that education, jobs, job access, and emergency services depend heavily on the internet and computing equipment, 1 in 5 persons in the United States today still have no access to the internet. Meanwhile, every year, thousands of working computers, printers and peripherals are removed from service and are shredded, or worse, exported to dirty recycling operations in developing countries.
The Kansas City Royals and e-Stewards recycler Vintage Tech, along with Interstate Batteries, Players for the Planet, Goodwill and Bridging the Gap hotsted an e-waste recycling drive on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. The two day event welcomed over 500 area residents to Kauffman Stadium and Overland, Kansas, generating over 25,000 pounds.
From RT.com: The US, the world’s largest producer of e-waste, has a similar problem with recycling companies that practice illegal schemes to redirect e-waste to China.
E-waste remains a heaping problem. Just last week the New York Times reported, “Americans replace their cellphones every 22 months, junking some 150 million old phones in 2010 alone.”