Written by Greentec -14 refurbished Apple MacBooks were donated by Greentec to the new Oak Bridge Academy, an alternative elementary school for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and other learning-related challenges. The MacBooks will be used by teachers to give and receive assignments to students. Some students on the spectrum lack the fine motor skills to write and rely on typing in all their work, making the curriculum computer-based.Greentec is proud to be able to make a small difference in the education of so many children.See the full article in the Cambridge Times
Written by Greentec -In our line of work, the hard drive is an essential part of our collected e-waste stream. Hard drives are a treasure trove of rare materials like gold and earth magnets. However, recovery of these materials is difficult. We often have to dismantle hard drives by hand to recover the circuit boards inside. While we’re able to recycle this component, the rest of the device is shredded into scrap. The scrap is then resold and recycled elsewhere. This dismantling process can be destructive and results in lower volume and purity of recyclable materials. Hence, to be better recyclers, we need a better way to dismantle and recover more of a hard drive’s components.[Read more…] about Investing in Research & Development: Part 3
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Written by Greentec -Our investment in R&D is about more than just refining the process of recycling and getting closer to a fully sustainable economy. It’s also about safety. Accessing the full value of the e-waste that comes through our facility requires our team to break electronics down into components. Most of the time that can be done through shredding, but some electronics house hazardous materials and must be manually broken down.[Read more…] about Investing in Research & Development: Part 2
Written by Greentec -At Greentec we believe that a sustainable or circular economy is possible. At the moment there are gaps, and not everything we recover from breaking down electronics that come through our facility can be recycled. We are not satisfied with this. We know we can do better and that’s why we’re so invested in innovating through research and development.[Read more…] about Investing in Research & Development: Part 1
Written by Greentec -We achieved some incredible milestones (we are R2 and NAID certified) and added some exciting new partners to the team this year. We could not do what we do without our amazing team and clients – thank you!As a reminder our office will be closed as of 5pm Friday, Dec. 23 and will re-open 8:30am Monday, January 2.We hope you all have a fantastic holiday and a safe and happy new year – see you in 2017!
Written by Greentec -Research and development (R&D) is a very important part of what we do here at Greentec. It’s critical we continue to innovate and work towards bettering the way we recycle electronics and securely dispose of data to ensure our processes are as thorough and safe as possible.[Read more…] about Conestoga College Partnership
Written by Greentec -Since our humble beginnings in 1995, Greentec Inc. has grown from recycling ink cartridges to being able to fulfill your end-to-end needs for secure IT asset disposal, electronic waste recycling, and certified data destruction. Greentec Inc. is ISO 14001, R2 and NAID Certified and is unmatched in the secure e-waste recycling world.We are passionate about our ability to protect your business and our environment. We envision a world where circular business practices are industry-standard. Where old IT products are securely refurbished for reuse or broken down and its components recycled to become new products. Our mission is to help clients recover value from their old electronics through their safe disposal. [Read more…] about Welcome to Our New Website!