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We’re all looking for ways to contribute to our sustainable future while lessening our overall environmental impact. Recycling our electronics is a simple yet effective step we can all take to make a difference today, and with approximately 80 per cent of Canadians having electronics at home ready to be recycled, there’s a tremendous opportunity to make an important environmental impact that benefits us all.
For over a decade, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics has been helping Canadians from coast-to-coast safely and securely recycle their end-of-life electronics and ensure what’s inside counts.
Recoverable Resources Count
Our electronics are filled with resources, including plastic, glass, gold, silver and copper, all of which can be recovered and reused without losing their properties. Recycling electronics—everything from cell phones to business IT equipment—ensures these resources are recovered, recycled, and reintegrated back into the manufacturing supply chain. Recycling these electronics saves these natural resources and reduces our overall carbon footprint.
With an extensive network of more than 2,500 drop-off locations, including return-to-retail partners, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics has made it easier and more convenient for businesses and consumers to recycle their electronics. Through the comprehensive network of collectors, transporters and recyclers, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics operates country-wide electronics recycling programs at the local, provincial and national levels.
Safety and Security Counts
With so much professional and personal data stored on our electronics, security is a very real concern. It’s the reason process integrity is so crucial in the recycling process. For over a decade, Canadian businesses and consumers have looked for the iconic EPRA/Recycle My Electronics leaf as their assurance of safe and secure electronics recycling management.
To ensure the security of intellectual property and personal data, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics only works with recyclers who have been verified under the national Electronics Recycling Standard (ERS). These authorized processors must meet stringent safety protocols to protect the safety of their employees and the environment. The Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), which EPRA/Recycle My Electronics was responsible for helping develop, audits recycler against the ERS requirements for third-party certification.
A Proven Track Record Counts
As an award-winning, industry-led, not-for-profit organization, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics has been setting the standard for safe, secure electronics recycling in Canada for over a decade. EPRA/Recycle My Electronics programs have recycled over 1.2 million tonnes of electronics, diverting them from landfill and illegal export.
Whether it’s giving residents convenient locations to drop off their electronics or providing customized, low-to-no-cost electronics recycling solutions for businesses, EPRA/Recycle My Electronics helps Canadians make a positive impact on the environment.
The future is in your hands. Don’t let it go to waste.
To learn more about what and where to recycle, visit recycleMYelectronics.ca
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As an industry-led, not-for-profit, product stewardship organization, we enable businesses and consumers to sustainably manage their obligated electronic products while delivering efficient, effective regulatory compliance.