An estimated 400,000 pounds of electronics are kept out of landfills by an e- waste recycling center in Houston.
(PRWEB) December 31, 2014
In 2014 alone, RAKI Electronics Recycling properly disposed of an estimated 200 tons of electronic waste.
With the year coming to a close, RAKI has set an example for tackling the improper disposal of e-waste. In 2014, the e-recycling company recycled an estimated 200 tons of electronic equipment. This equipment ranges from traditional IT hardware such as desktops and printers to unconventional e-waste items found in Houston’s diverse industrial markets like geophysical and pipeline testing.
E-waste is often identified as a rapidly growing issue faced by the developed and Third World countries alike. E-waste comprises a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse effect on human health and the environment if not handled properly.
Elements such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame retardants can be found in electronic devices that are carelessly discarded. These hazardous materials have a high risk of polluting the air, contaminating soil, and leaching into water sources without proper handling.
For over 25 years, RAKI has specialized in servicing corporate e-waste management and this year RAKI opted to share with its readers the accomplishments its clients and the residential area of Houston have achieved.
Through the Houston electronics recycling company, 200 tons of electronic equipment has avoided making its way to landfills, preventing the aforementioned effects on the environment. The process of e-recycling necessitates a multi-stage procedure of dismantling, organizing, and often reselling. This system not only saves the environment but creates jobs, allowing the e-waste recycling industry to alleviate the economy just as much as it alleviates pollution.
Such growth has become apparent for RAKI. In 2014, the e-recycling business launched a series of events for the local area to bring electronics recycling to the forefront of the residential Houston community. The ideals of responsibility and conscious effort that characterized these recycling events were a contributing factor to the 400,000 pounds of e-waste RAKI disposed of this year.
“Every time we replace our devices it’s our responsibility to ensure that our old equipment gets disposed of properly. This is especially important during the holiday season when these devices are often renewed. If you do purchase new electronics, take the time to find a responsible e-waste recycling center near you,” says Jorge Marmol, Business Developer at RAKI.
The company’s New Year resolution is to continue to grow into Houston’s premier e-waste solution. Though 200 tons is impressive, it hopes to tabulate an even larger sum for the year of 2015. Contact RAKI to learn more about our e-recycling service.