Electronic Recycling Association Focuses on Reducing Unnecessary Electronic Waste in Ontario

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Electronic Recycling Association, a non-profit organization aims at creating more sustainable future by addressing the growing problem of e-waste and increasing digital divide. Greentec and ERA decided to work together for recycling their e-waste. ERA is focused on reusing and refurbishing laptops, computers, switches, monitors, cell phones and electronic devices. Recycling of toxic materials like mercury, lead and cadmium ensure the harmful materials are not released into environment.


Original Press Release:

Non-Profit Electronic Recycling Association Working with an Ontario Recycling Company to Prevent Hazardous e-Waste from Entering Ontario Landfills

ERA and Greentec working together for over two years to create a more sustainable environment

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Electronic Recycling Association (Electronic Reusing Association) (ERA) continues to reduce unnecessary electronic waste in Ontario. Creating a more sustainable future for our environment is vital and ERA knows this by addressing the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing 'digital divide'. Greentec believes in a circular economy which was one of the main reasons the ERA decided to work with them when recycling their e-waste. Recycling toxic materials like mercury, lead, cadmium and many others is essential to ensure that these harmful materials are not released into the environment.

"It is absolutely great working with recyclers across provinces who share the same goal. Greentec caught my eye a few years ago, as they too have a passion for a circular economy" said Bojan Paduh, Founder of the Electronic Recycling Association. "So far, ERA have recycled up to 600 tons of e-waste over the past 2 years and we expect to triple this amount in the near future with the help of Greentec".

ERA is focused on reusing and refurbishing laptops, computers, switches, monitors, cell phones and many other computer and electronic devices. Many of those are donated to local charities and non profits at no charge, or resold to companies and individual that can afford to purchase them, to continue the operations of this self sufficient non profit. Many organizations and individuals world wide can not afford brand new technology, so slightly used and refurbished technology is very keep in success of students, future leaders and various non profits and charitable organizations and corporations world wide.

Since 2016, ERA has prevented non reusable items that they received from entering the environment by recycling them through Greentec to ensure they are properly managed. With already recycling such a mass amount of e-waste in such a short period of time, we can only imagine what the future will hold for this partnership.

About the Electronic Recycling Association (Electronic Reusing Association)
Established in 2004, ERA is a non-profit organization directed to reduce the environmental impact of improperly discarded toxic electronic waste by offering accessible services to help corporations and individuals manage their retiring IT assets. Through industry leading pickup, data removal and reporting/certification services, ERA provides a full-circle solution for e-waste management. With reuse being ERA's top priority, every item that is received is examined for any remaining productive life and refurbished for reuse. True end of life items are transferred to accredited Canadian recyclers where a nil landfill contribution can be assured. ERA is committed to supporting local charities and individuals in need through the provision of electronic equipment to charities and individuals alike.

About Greentec
At Greentec they believe in a "circular economy," one in which they use resources for as long as possible, extract their maximum value and then responsibly recycle them to help keep our planet secure and free of waste. They are certified to recycle all of your e-waste in Toronto and the surrounding areas. Their team is knowledgeable and transparent about the whole process. As an IT asset disposition (ITAD) expert, they are in the business of recovering obsolete or unwanted electronic equipment in a safe and responsible way. They specialize in the secure and environmentally compliant disposition of IT equipment and electronics.

CONTACT: Media enquiries may be directed to: Jessica Lifely, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Electronic Recycling Association, jessica@era.ca, 403-262-4488

Web Site: www.era.ca

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