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U.S. Isn’t Flooding the Third World With E-Waste

U.S. Isn’t Flooding the Third World With E-Waste

“By Adam Minter - May 26, 2013

Every year, Americans toss out as much as 4.5 million tons of old mobile phones, laptops, televisions, Xboxes and other electronic gadgets

Some is recycled; some is repaired and refurbished for reuse; and some is thrown into landfills or incinerators. Almost none of it, however, is “dumped” overseas.

That, at least, is the conclusion of the first comprehensive survey of what happens to U.S. e-waste after it is dropped into a recycling bin. Published in February, the study by the U.S. International Trade Commission surveyed 5,200 businesses involved in the e-waste industry (companies that received the survey were required by law to complete it, and to do so accurately), and found that almost 83 percent of what was put into American recycling bins in 2011 was repaired, dismantled or recycled domestically.

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2012 E-Recycling Drive at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Sept. 15-16 with Accurate IT Services

2012 E-Recycling Drive at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Sept. 15-16 with Accurate IT Services

September 15-16, 2012
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be holding a two-day electronics recycling drive on September 15th and 16th, and will be accepting all forms of electronics.The electronics will be collected by Accurate IT Services, a locally-owned and R2 Certified e-waste recycler, from 10AM to 5PM on both days. Residents, businesses, and any other organizations can drop off their electronics with the assurance that their old equipment will be recycled responsibly and securely, all with a portion of the proceeds going back to the Columbus Zoo!
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Spring Has Come and Gone!

Spring Has Come and Gone!

Spring is over and many have finally completed that dreaded task of cleaning their basement, garage, or old storage closet. In Central Ohio, many residents found that their collection of e-waste had grown to two sizes too big. So, those residents took advantage of the many Community Electronics Recycling Events offered by Accurate IT Services across the Ohio area and chose to recycle their e-waste responsibly with a locally-owned and R2 Certified electronics recycler.

Based on Accurate IT Services’ Environmental Management Program dedicated to Community Recycling Events, in the Spring months of 2012 alone, the Ohio region recycled 165,372 lbs. (83 tons) with Accurate IT in just 12 events! These 83 tons of e-waste was diverted from Ohio landfills and recycled responsibly, keeping Ohio beautiful.

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The Certification Papers Are In!

The Certification Papers Are In!

On October 26th, 2011, Accurate IT Services received their official certificates for ISO 14001 and Responsible Recycling (R2)!
 

Columbus, OH’s electronics recycler Accurate IT completed their certification process at the end of August and has since been waiting on the official certificates. These certificates are evidence that Accurate IT’s operation is an environmentally-friendly and safe one dedicated to recycling electronics in a responsible and secure manner. The R2 standard represents Accurate IT Services’ adherence to the ever-changing electronics recycling world, proving that due diligence must be done on downstream vendors to ensure that all electronics are being recycled in a responsible fashion.

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For over ten years Accurate IT Services has been at the forefront of Internet retail with our value priced LCD monitors, laptops, computers, and professional grade CRT monitors.

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