The Waste Biz: New Network Brings Socially-Minded Recyclers Together

social responsible e-waste recyclers form network

social responsible e-waste recyclers form network

Just upgraded your business’ computers, and want to find an e-waste recycler for the old equipment? Would you prefer to work with a company with a social mission? Impact Recyclers now provides a single point of contact for seven recyclers around the US that do more than just keep recyclable materials out of the landfill. Each of these companies also serves its community by hiring people who have difficulty finding employment, specifically the formerly incarcerated, people on the autism spectrum, and people with physical disabilities.

Of course, a social mission only works if a company does excellent work. According to co-founder Mike Daniels, “These businesses were already offering exceptional services and value to their clients…Β By establishing this consolidated network, we can now provide businesses with the best solution to securely handle their IT and electronic waste needs across the country.” Β All of the companies have R2 or E-Stewards certification.

Recycling Today lists the members of Impact Recyclers; if you’ve worked with any of these companies, share your experience with us.

via Waste Dive

In other news from the waste space…

Oregon bottled water company partners with plastic recycler: While bottled water has a number of environmental issues, plastic bottle waste is the most obvious. Oregon-based EartH2O will attempt to create a closed loop system that keeps its bottles out of landfills through its partnership with Orpet. (via Waste Dive)

Procter & Gamble joins plastic film recycling effort: We’ve noted that recycling of materials like plastic films and bags is on the rise. Now, consumer products heavyweight Procter & Gamble is joining in the effort by becoming a member of theΒ Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), “… a self-funded group that is driving unprecedented growth in the recovery of flexible polyethylene (PE) film, wraps and bags.” (via Waste Dive)

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