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This Holiday…Reduce Reuse Recycle and be Merry!

Reduce Reuse Recycle

When we think of recycling, we tend to think of taking our trash to a place where they reclaim the materials for something new. This is only a small fraction of recycled materials. These are the 3 R’s of recycling:

 Gavin Says this holiday season Please…Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Are you following the 3 R’s?

The United States is one of the top producers of e-waste, this isn’t something to be proud of. We generate about 9.4 million tons each year. How much are 9.4 million tons? That is enough to fill over 15,000 football fields. Imagine trying to watch your favorite football team play, but their field is full of e-waste? Sounds messy!

How can we use the 3 R’s to be more environmentally friendly?

Let’s start with Reduce. We can reduce the number of electronics we are using. Most Americans are getting a new phone each year. We don’t have to have the newest piece of gadget. Each member of the family doesn’t need to have their own computer. I grew up in a family of 7 kids, we only had one computer to share, we each had homework we needed to complete, and we learned to take turns.

Let us look now at how we can reuse equipment. Instead of buying brand new, try buying refurbished, not only are you helping the environment but also you will be spending less, helping you financially as well. Instead of taking your old equipment to a recycler, do some research and see who can reuse the equipment or components from the electronics. Not all recyclers try to reuse equipment. Some just send it to be demolished, re-manufactured which uses a lot of energy. The EPA estimates that only 12.5 percent of e-waste is recycled,click here for more recycling statistics.

We all have the power to recycle!

We can either reuse our current equipment, reduce what we use and recycle what we no longer can use. Here at Advanced Technology Recycling, we are trusted to make sure your equipment is recycled properly. We are R2 Certified, which means we care about our environment, we follow strict compliance standards and we offer the most transparent programs in the industry. If you have questions on how you can help clean up the earth and follow the 3 R’s, please give us a call here at ATR or chat live  If you would like more information about our Refurbished Products visit our 3 Ebay stores to see our complete line of re-manufactured equipment.

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Author: Brodie Ehresman

Brodie Ehresman is one of the originating family owners of the two facilities formed in 1992 and is acting Director of Marketing for ATR.