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Why Electronics Recycling is Extremely Important for Schools and Universities

Schools and universities are incorporating electronics as a learning tool more than ever. This can result in millions of tons of electronics waste onto an already-taxed planet.

To that end, electronics recycling is more important than ever. This is especially true for schools and universities all across the country.

Read below to better understand e-waste and how your school or university can manage it in a secure, environmentally friendly way.

What is E-Waste?

Electronics waste (e-waste) refers to electrical junk. The kind that results from excess, damaged, outdated, or worn out electronic devices. Essentially, it’s anything with a cord, battery, microchip, or screen.

These electronics may seem useless and only fit for the trash. However, used-up electronics can be transformed into new material or devices. This is done through innovative recycling processes.

What’s the big deal about e-waste? The benefits of recycling electronic equipment are many. The most important is related to hazardous materials. Electronics are made of an array of raw materials and chemicals.

This includes copper, lithium, tin, and silver. Chemicals leaching from electronic devices is harmful to the environment. Also, it’s damaging to our health. In addition, the majority of electronic devices are made of plastic and metal.

They sit in a landfill and clutter up the earth forever. Florida electronics recycling programs reincarnate e-waste. They become useful products. Plus, they keep the planet healthier.

Piles of large broken and old technology piled up.

School-Based Benefits From Electronics Recycling

Schools and universities are full to the brim with electronics. All that stuff wears out on a regular basis. Thus, instead of tossing it, educational institutions can be leaders.

They’ll illustrate responsible materials management to students, employees, and communities. In fact, it will influence positive behavior, especially in younger children. It’s a powerful way to help them understand the impact they can have.

For example, some schools host recycling competitions. Others raise funds and awareness through community campaigns. Many collect money for various projects. This, in turn, instills a sense of pride in participants.

Of course, this educates students on the importance of electronics recycling. Additionally, activities like this have a direct influence on related recycling efforts.

These include plastics recycling, document destruction, and mobile document shredding. There are other recycling programs. They focus on “handing down” still-functional electronics.

They take them from larger or more affluent schools. Then, give them to students and institutions in need. This is a win for the new users of the equipment. Also, it’s a score for the environment scores.

How Schools and Universities Can Recycle Their E-Waste

ShredQuick shreds and recycles e-waste for Florida schools and universities through our media recycling and hard drive destruction services. We come onsite to your facility with our shred truck and allow you to view the shredding process via our truck-mounted camera. 

We offer two convenient shredding frequencies: bulk, one-time shredding and recurring, scheduled shredding. 

Computer Recycling

We offer onsite shredding of your desktop or laptop computers. Our process is guaranteed to effectively destroy all sensitive information while also being safe for the environment.

To read more about our computer and media recycling services, click here to be directed to our computer recycling page.

Hard Drive and Media Destruction Services

Our hard drive and media destruction services are as effective as the process used by the NSA and the US Department of Defense. This includes a two-step process of first degaussing (erasing) the data, then shredding it. As a result, there’s no chance of a data breach.

To read more about our hard drive destruction services, click here to be directed to our hard drive destruction page

Hire a Reputable Shredding Company for Your E-Waste Recycling

At ShredQuick, we prioritize our customer’s time and security by offering onsite, secure recycling of e-waste. We’ve helped many Florida schools and universities establish an e-waste program. Click here for a list of our Florida service areas.

In fact, ShredQuick has been awarded the he highest security rating, “AAA Certified” by the International Secure Information Governance & Management Association. 

Contact us today for a free, no hassle quote by filling in the contact form on this page or calling (866) 934-3300.

Oct 8, 2019

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