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.
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Urban mining is the practice of extracting valuable metals and materials from electronic waste. This seems pretty straightforward. In fact, if you’ve been following our blog at all or done any reading on e-waste you know that electronics are created using all kinds of precious metals. And they’re called precious for a reason, they’re not easy to obtain, and highly valuable.
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According to an article we just read in the Huffington Post, only half of adults recycle. It goes on to say that the reasons behind this seeming lack of interest in recycling are varied, but that they all come down to one thing. Recycling is a behaviour, like going to the gym or flossing your teeth, and although we know it’s good for us (and the environment) it takes effort to make behaviours habits. At the end of the day, as humans we’re not always very good at doing the things that are best for us.We wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the psychology behind why people don’t recycle and relate them to our industry. [Read more…] about The Psychology of Recycling
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!
As we’re sure you’ve noticed technology is not built to last. In fact, it’s designed to become obsolete or to break after a certain number of years/uses to encourage repeat purchases. Also, did you know that your electronics are full of dangerous chemicals and materials that are harmful to us and the planet if not disposed of properly? In a world where electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, laptops and tablets have become an active part of everyday life it’s more important than ever that businesses, institutions, large and small enterprises and the general public know how to safely and securely deal with their e-waste. E-waste recycling is the term used to describe the disposal of all electronics in a safe, secure and regulated way that helps keep these devices from piling up in landfills or being shipped to foreign countries. [Read more…] about What Is E-waste Recycling?
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.
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