E-Waste Recycling in Bostonadmin
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Mass Save, one metric ton of circuit boards can contain 40 to 800 times more gold and 30 to 40 times more copper than can be mined from one metric ton of raw ore in the US. However, because electronics are difficult to recycle, these valuable elements often end up in landfills. In addition to gold and copper, additional valuable materials the are required to manufacture new electronics, including metals, plastics, and glass, can also be harvested from used and typically discarded electronics.
In and around Boston, there are a number of e-waste recycling options. The City of Boston hosts electronic drop off events throughout the year for residents. While they don’t accept commercial materials, they do accept a number of residential items, such as computers, LCD flat panel monitors, printers, networks equipment, audio visual equipment, telephones, and even washers and dryers.
There are other private organizations in the area as well, such as PCS of Mass, that collect, disassemble, separate, and then appropriately recycle and properly dispose of all of the elements in the electronics. In addition they will also make sure that any and all data previously stored on these electronics is destroyed.
When it comes to laboratory equipment, sellers of used and refurbished lab equipment is a viable option for ensuring the valuable materials that comprise these machines don’t end up in a landfill. Vendors, such as The Lab World Group, can assist you in reselling your used and unwanted equipment, while also helping you recoup some of your initial investment. Interested in learning more about our services? Contact us.