Falling Oil Prices Lower Recycling Value
Tech savvy recyclers like ATR utilize reuse to reduce strategies to create new jobs despite the falling oil prices. The Wall Street Journal and CBS News feeds are confirming the recent crude oil prices are seriously impacting the nations recycling programs. “This is no surprise we’ve experienced similar declines as new technology became increasing smaller and used less noble metals” said Brodie Ehresman, National Business Development Manager for Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR).
Most consumers don’t realize that one of the reasons technology gadgets have gotten cheaper in recent years is because manufacturing processes have improved significantly and expensive raw materials like Gold and Silver are reduced or even eliminated entirely. While most recycling companies have focused their attention on increasing processing capabilities to recover these dwindling commodities ATR utilized their technology background to offer a more sustainable approach. The state of Illinois agreed and awarded the former “Mom and Pop” computer retailer two start up grants in 2005 and 2006 to continue developing the infrastructure necessary to recover re-usable technology assets to re-sell. Customers can participate in transparent revenue sharing programs designed to offset costs by allowing ATR to re-sell recoverable components. “A growing number of Fortune 500 customers now utilize ATR to reclaim millions of dollars each year when refreshing their computers” said Ehresman. The company has recently acquired their GSA Schedule and plans to offer this same program to any Federal agency seeking a return on their decommissioned electronics adds Ehresman. The company has been on the move in recent years and now has facilities in NY, AL, TX, MI and has posted job openings at all 6 facilities. “This model not only makes dollars for our customers it makes sense” said Ehresman. 2015 is an exciting year for ATR, the company is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for “most consumer electronics recycled in one week” for Earth Day this year. Search Google for One Million Pound Challenge for full details or visit them online www.ATrecycle.com