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The Exportation of Electronic Waste in the World
On Gaiapresse we can read an article published on July 4, 2011, based on the declarations of Sarah Westervelt (of the Basel Action Network) on Canada’s e-waste situation. She emphasizes that Canadian measures to fight e-waste will not suffice, notably affirming that “between 50-80% of Canadian electronic waste is exported to developing or emerging countries such as China.”
Westervelt also reveals that the substantial quantities of electronic waste produced in Canada (220,000 tons in 2009) are highly toxic, and that in receiving countries like India and China, this toxicity is met with a blind eye.
Might we be like our neighbours across the Atlantic, the Europeans, in terms of consumption and post-consumption? In effect, we find a very informative investigation into the matter, written by Rachel Knaebel and published on January 27, 2014.
Among other things, Knaebel underlines several statistics taken from zdnet and Journal Du Net.
Even though a waste treatment system is firmly put in place, Rachel Knaebel notes that “thousands of tons are illegally sent to the garbage dumps of Africa and Asia.”
Whether it be in a blatantly illegal manner, or in the form of charitable donations, this exportation has greater benefits to industrialized countries which are also the creators of this e-waste. In receiving countries, the conditions of dismantling and treatment are often rudimentary, and do not respect the environment or the health of workers, many of which are children.
Among these European countries, Germany’s exportation of used electronic equipment to non-European countries notably rose from 93,000 tons to 216,000 tons in 2008. Similarly, France ships 10% of individuals’ Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) to foreign countries each year. Considering that the country produces 1.3 million tons of WEEE per year, this makes for a total of 130,000 tons.
The question remains: what about the situation in Canada? By visiting the CBC website, we discovered some interesting things that have drawn attention in recent years.
For example, we can look a case of Electronics Recycling exportation. On May 24, 2013, a company was faced with 24 charges under the Environmental Protection Act, notably for the illegal exportation of hazardous material, as it had sent batteries and cathode ray tubes to Macao, China, without a permit.
The CBC article highlights the reaction of Jim Puckett, of the Basel Action Network, who affirmed that “The Canadian government is not taking this seriously,” adding, “Despite this one enforcement action, we could point them to a lot more opportunities for enforcement action and we could point them to the fact that this should be considered a criminal act and involve jail time to really serve as a deterrent.”
During the interview, the Basel Action Network spokesperson did not fail to mention that much of BC’s electronic waste ends up in China after being recycled, the industry being used by entrepreneurs to cover up the exportation of collected waste.
There are also other documented cases, such as that of N.W. Cole Associate Appraisers Limited, related on the Environment Canada website.
In July 2009, during an inspection of a maritime container at Halterm Terminal at the Port of Halifax, Environment Canada discovered that it contained old computers and electronic parts. In August 2009, Environment Canada launched an investigation into the illegal exportation of electronic waste to Hong Kong by the Halifax based company.
In January 2010, Environment Canada charged the company with exporting electronic waste to Hong Kong, representing an infraction of the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations, applicable under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Pleading guilty, the company was eventually fined $10 000, the court ordering the payment of a large part of this amount ($9 500) to the Environmental Damages Fund, while the rest was be paid to the court.
-Contribution to global warming by methane and carbon dioxide. . .
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E-WASTE RECYCLING FOR BUSINESSES – COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS
It is important for any business to maintain business excellence. As businesses computerize and rely on modern technology for day to day operations, the more e-waste is created that poses serious risks to our environment.
How does your business manage end of life electronics? Unwanted electronics is one of the biggest contributors to an already critical solid waste stream. 90% of component parts can be recycled, reused, or refurbished as they possess valuable elements that are mined. Even phone systems, printers, and other office products can be recycled so they don’t take up valuable space in your storage or don’t pile up in landfills.
Since 2004, electronics recycling programs in the country have diverted more than 500,000 tons of end-of-life electronics from landfills in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland, PEI, and Nova Scotia.
Under the Waste Diversion Act of 2002, Ontario Electronic Stewardship was created to protect waterways, road ways, natural environment, and human health for a brighter future.
You can keep your premises clean and efficient while protecting our environment with waste management using Electronics Recycling in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and other cities in Canada.
THE PROBLEM OF BUSINESS E-WASTE AND THEIR HARMFUL EFFECTS
It is a fact that businesses need to continually update their technology and their systems to ensure they stay on top of their competitors and remain competitive in their markets.
But in this digital age, we have created a huge challenge – how to properly dispose of e-waste. It is easy to buy better and more advanced electronic devices but much harder to get rid of them.
To address this critical problem, many states have passed laws that regulate the disposal of electronics. Dumping in landfills is prohibited and the law requires that these items be safely recycled. In Ontario, consumers pay for e-waste disposal when they purchase their devices which funds recycling services.
Large corporations usually have a sustainable program for the disposal of their e-waste. Small and midsize businesses are far more likely to fail. Many of these businesses just toss out their old computers with their garbage or hire unauthorized and irresponsible haulers to dispose of them.
Choosing a recycler should be a prudent decision. Businesses have the option of free electronic collection sites, free computer pick-up services, and manufacturer take back programs.
In Ontario, the government created the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPPA) last November 30, 2016 to be the oversight, compliance, and enforcement organization in Ontario.
Under the Steward Program, private recyclers assist the government in the recovery and recycling of hazardous and toxic electronic waste.
For medium to large businesses, it is easier to obtain free electronic pick-up services like Computer Recycling Canada simply because it is absolutely more convenient and costs nothing. All you need to qualify for free pick-up is 5 PCs for disposal.
If you are looking for an ideal solution for getting rid of your e-waste, we can help. Just get in touch with us today and do your share in protecting our Earth.
With 6 centers in Ontario and Quebec, we can guarantee that your electronics for disposal will be scheduled for pick-up within 48 hours.
WHAT IS YOUR WASTE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
It is important to have a waste management solution for your business. Computer Recycling and Electronic Recycling are ideal solutions because they take care of disposal of your obsolete and unwanted electronics at no cost to you.
Storage of obsolete equipment makes no sense because they create clutter in your workplace. Most of these electronics also contain toxic substances that are harmful to human health.
You can save time with loading and unloading plus transport of your electronic junk by simply calling Computer Recycling Canada for free pick-up. This means we do free collection of your disposable electronics to save you time and money.
With a minimum of 5 PCs, we can schedule free pick-up of all your electronics, regardless of their condition.
FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING FOR ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES
How many old computers, printers, copiers, telephones, and other computer peripherals do you have stocked in your warehouse? They don’t serve any purpose and use a lot of space that can be allocated for more urgent needs of the business.
In most cases, computer and other electronic equipment sit in storage for years because we don’t have the time to design a solution. Today, all it takes is a minute to get that done.
According to a study conducted by Statistics Canada, electronic waste across the country has tripled in just 4 years. But in the same report, waste diversion of hazardous and recyclable materials has increased.
Under the product stewardship program, environmental fees provided by law are used for recycling programs, depending on the province. Most provinces rely on private companies to assist.
Environmental handling fees (EHF) that we deem unimportant and a nuisance when we buy electronics in Ontario help to ensure that our environment stays green.
There are many organizations participating in the product stewardship program. Some may charge collection fees while others don’t.
With Computers Recycling Canada, we can take care of the proper recycling or disposal of your electronic items completely free of charge if you request for free pick-up (with at least 5 PCs).
When you fill-out our online free collection request form or contact Computer Recycling Canada, the problem of electronic junk disappears in 48 hours.
TYPES OF E-WASTE – ELECTRONIC ITEMS ACCEPTED FOR RECYCLING
Has your company thought of the logistics/security problem and expense of keeping e-waste in storage gathering dust? What if these items could be recycled and continue to be of value to society?
Computer Recycling Canada is the solution to electronics and computer recycling needs. We offer a comprehensive and complete service which starts from free electronic pick-up to dismantling, sorting, and proper disposal or re-sale.
Businesses need to ensure that old hard drives and electronic storage media that contain confidential business or personal information are destroyed. For this reason, we provide free Certificates of Destruction of Data that guarantee that your sensitive information is totally eliminated.
What electronic items are acceptable for recycling?
You can contact us for questions regarding acceptable items for recycling.
What happens to collected e-waste?
When a customer contacts Computer Recycling for collection of electronic waste for disposal, we schedule pick-up and confirm the date and time.
Upon arrival of the materials at designated warehouses, qualified technicians sort them to separate units that are good for resale. They also sort other equipment for metals that can be recovered including copper, gold, iron, lead, aluminum, etc.
Materials that are good for re-use are tested using professional computer software programs and are repaired, rebuilt, or optimized for resale. Computers can be enhanced by increased memory, speed, or hard drive capacity.
Computers that are too old or broken are dismantled then sorted into proper categories.
Two parts that contain highest level of metals are processors and memory. Using acids to salvage metals like palladium, silver, gold, and rare earth metals, chemists recover them and separate those of lower quality for crushing.
We use specialized machines to sort scrap iron and separated from plastic or other metals. These metals are sold to smelting plants where they are melted and then re-sold as primary matter.
E-waste recycling is a difficult and complex process but is extremely necessary for the preservation of nature. You are assured that we use OES-approved standards in our recycling processes.
If you are worried about the accumulation of your electronic waste, contact us.
COLLECTING E-WASTE FROM SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN Canada
Schools, colleges, and universities are among the businesses or organizations that we assist in disposal of e-waste.
Schools have many obsolete or unserviceable electronic items that get stored in their storage areas. These include old typewriters, copier machines, old computers, printers, and telephone systems.
It is important for old electronic equipment to be dismantled and disposed of for newer or better ones to be installed.
Educational services in Ontario dispose of large amounts of waste per year that represent a significant loss of our natural resources, not to mention public funds. Schools need to review and assess their waste reduction program, particularly e-waste disposal.
Public school education and many other educational institutions face a common problem – budget cutting. The proper disposal of e-waste using reliable and responsible computer disposal and electronic recycling in Ontario will help save on expenses on logistics, security, and other resources.
Some of the benefits that an educational institution can derive from Computer Recycling Canada include:
With free computer and electronic recycling, e-waste management in schools can become a sustainable solution with guaranteed ethical e-waste recycling and data security at no cost.
We can help get rid of all your e-waste today when you ask for free computer pick-up with a minimum of 5 PCs.
SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES – EASY WAYS TO GET RID OF E-WASTE
Large e-waste producers such as offices and big businesses are sometimes not aware of their options. This is a huge challenge to Ontario in cleaning up e-waste to prevent disastrous consequences to our environment.
Law firms, clinics, and other types of businesses all accumulate outdated or obsolete electronic equipment. With continued upgrade of employees’ computers, printers, and other necessary business technology, the volume of unwanted and discarded equipment continues to rise.
You don’t need to be another business that doesn’t take responsibility for its e-waste.
It is the responsibility of every business, small or large, to ensure that their e-waste are properly disposed and don’t end up in landfills.
Waste management and recycling regulations in the province of Ontario relate to 2 areas where they are generated – residential and the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.
Members of the commercial sector are individually tasked to comply with waste related regulations.
How can your business start an e-waste management plan?
we can provide you with the help you need for your e-waste recycling needs.
We provide free of charge to companies Certificate of Data Destruction for your peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions about E-Waste Recycling for Businesses and Institutions
As a small business owner or as a school administrator, you may have questions about recycling options for e-waste.
We want to help, and we have prepared this list of most commonly asked questions to be your guide.
We are a private company specializing in the collection of computer materials from big and small businesses and other electronic materials that clutter warehouses and offices. As experts in computer recycling, we adhere to strict standards in collection and offer free, safe, and fast computer pick-up.
Why should I manage end of life technology?
Like newspaper, glass, tin cans, and other recyclable materials, obsolete electronics must never go to the garbage. Valuable metals can be reclaimed and reused to conserve resources and protect the environment. Old electronics contain substances of concern like lead that could have serious negative consequences on health and safety. Statistics report that 2/3 of e-waste in Ontario comes from businesses and institutions.
Does your service accept all electronic items?
We accept computers (any type without exceptions), computer accessories of any type such as printers, scanners, CRT monitors, mice, keyboards, routers, modems, switches, networking hardware, UPSs, etc., telephone systems , faxes and copiers, all computer parts, all types of cables, all types of batteries, and all electronic devices.
How do we know all electronics for recycling are managed properly?
We work with processes that ensure the safe and responsible collection of reusable materials from electronics and ensure that they don’t end up in landfills. Our goal is to provide safe and sustainable recycling of toxic and hazardous materials from e-waste to protect the environment.
What happens to our confidential information?
It is strongly recommended that businesses erase data stored in e-waste before recycling. In any case, processors are obliged to use a variety of electro-magnetic and proprietary techniques to ensure that data is destroyed during the recycling process. We issue free certificate of data destruction to businesses.
What about confidential company information left on electronic equipment?
Informational management is an important business function particularly for end of life technology. It is recommended that all company data be wiped clean from laptops, computers, and other devices before recycling.
Do you send collected materials offshore?
All sorting and recovery of materials take place in Ontario. The law prohibits the export of hazardous materials to non-OECD or non-EU member countries. We ensure that our recycling processes comply with all applicable regulatory regulations.
Can we arrange regular pick-up of our e-waste?
Yes, you can. Just contact our phone numbers or fill-out the online request form for free pick-up of computer equipment and we will be happy to arrange the schedule of collection.
Is there a cost for this service?
We don’t charge for collection of your e-waste as long as you have at least 5 PCs. This can include television. For copiers, you must have 10 PCs for pick-up for each copier to qualify for free service or there will be a $200 pick-up fee.
What about small businesses with less than 5 PCs for pick-up?
There are over 900 drop off centers throughout Canada. You can drop them off at eco-centers, Best Buys, and Staples stores.
Will an e-waste management plan benefit our business?
In a survey of more than 400 businesses in the province, it was revealed that 2/3 of businesses don’t have a plan for managing end-of-life technology. This is a critical and sound business practice for businesses from all industries and regardless of size. You can save money by eliminating retired technologies and using a more environmentally sound disposal method for e-waste.
Who can we contact for more information about your services?
You can reach us at Info@ComputerRecycling.ca.
ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR RECYCLING ELECTRONICS
Business owners constantly look for ways to cut down their energy costs and minimize their negative effects on the environment. As a business, you can also make small changes to promote a healthier Earth.
When new technology replaces old technology for businesses, unused computers, cell phones, tablets, and photocopiers end up in landfills. By reducing the amount of electronic waste through recycling and reusing electronics, you can enhance your business excellence and contribute to sound environmental practices.
It is very important to work with approved recycling providers and avoid dealing with unauthorized haulers.
For businesses that decide to use drop off locations to eliminate their e-waste, there are some important reminders to consider.
Many electronics are really “smart” such as printers. These store private transactions, text messages, credit card numbers or personal data like health records.
To clear memory storage areas, use the following tips:
REASONS TO CHOOSE COMPUTER RECYCLING CANADA FOR RECYCLING NEEDS
We aim to provide accurate, quick, and convenient computer and electronic recycling services in Ontario.
Computer disposal and electronic recycling is made easier with free and quick computer pick-up services in all of Ontario. We can collect your computers + laptops + LCDs, or your printers + CRTs + boxes.
Whether your business is small or large, we are committed to help you eliminate electronic waste through:
Brampton, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Kitchener, Montreal, Laval, Cambridge, St. Catharines, Oshawa, Barrie, Burlington, Windsor, Markham, London, and Vaughan.
As a private recycling processor, we make sure to use only OES-approved methods of recycling and ethical business practices in all our operations.
We are also committed to ensuring the destruction of data to protect company information during the recycling process.
We recover 100% of electronic and computer hardware that clutters your warehouse or offices. As recycling computer experts in Canada, we employ a structured collection system that allows us to provide safe, fast, and completely free services.
Our main goal is to ensure that we assist in making Ontario and the rest of Canada e-waste free and that our environment is protected from its hazardous effects.
As a leading provider of computer and electronic material recycling services in Canada, we strive to provide businesses with free, quick, and safe collection of e-waste.
We can give peace of mind with the knowledge that your asset recycling is being performed using the highest standards of regulatory compliance.
We are eager to be of service to your business soon. It only takes a minute to fill-out our online free collection request form so that your facilities can be free of electronic waste.
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