The Green Living Guy

Recycle Electronics Staples

I mean that’s my campaign message here folks.

According to a recent survey conducted by Staples and Survey Monkey, nearly 80% of respondents have old technology. I mean sitting around their house. Then the worst part is that the majority (51%) don’t know where to recycle it.

So here is the survey presentation to recycle electronics at Staples. One for everyone to check out. However, here are some of the questions asked.  I think it’s important to show the questions. That’s because it can “start the conversation” at your place.

Survey about Electronics to Recycle at Staples

  1. Do you have old technology sitting around? If so, how many pieces?
  2. Do general consumers recycle their tech currently?
  3. Do they know why it’s important to do so?
  4. Do they know where to drop off their devices for recycling?

Start thinking about these questions folks! It’s appropriate to use Staples and recycle your electronics! Like yesterday!

Recycle Electronics Staples

As mentioned in a previous story, recyclers will also receive a Staples® eCash card when they trade in their eligible technology. That’s also in-store or online. Technology with no trade-in value will still be recycled responsibly. All at no charge to the guests. I mean despite the brand or condition of the devices. Moreover, they will even recycle items not purchased at Staples for FREE!

EPA Stats on electronics Waste in America

“Already, the United States generates almost 2.5 million tons of electronic waste per year – and that number will only grow. Used electronics have materials in them that can be recovered and recycled, reducing the economic costs and environmental impacts of securing and processing new materials for new products,” said EPA Administrator Lisa. P. Jackson.

“The SMM Electronics Challenge will help us ensure that we are doing all we can to repurpose or safely dispose of the cell phones, computers and other devices we use every day – all while helping to build a robust market for electronics recycling in the United States.”

staples building where they do recycle electronics

As the volume of used electronics continues to grow in the U.S. and the world. That’s because the importance of safely managing and recycling used electronics. Electronics are made of valuable resources such as precious metals, copper, plastic and glass. In addition, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Recycling or reusing these electronics conserves these materials. Moreover, it prevents greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution.

What is extremely important here folks is to Recycle Electronics at Staples!
recycle printer cartridges

Let’s Regroup Folks! What’s Exciting here is that Staples makes it easy and accessible to recycle electronics that you can use toward cash. If not, no worries, they will recycle it for you.  Then  no computers end up in landfills!!

More Clarity as to Why It Matters:

  1. According to the USEPA, in 2013, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash and recycled and composted about 87 million tons of this material.

Electronic waste. All that can be recycled at staples

  1. Staples has collected more than 26 million pounds of customer e-waste annually that would have otherwise ended up in landfills.
  2. Recycling electronics also prevents valuable materials from going into the waste stream. A long-term approach towards electronics stewardship is necessary both at work and at home.

You see, Staples is here to help every day with their FREE technology recycling program. People can bring in their old computers, cell phones, computer monitors and more. Again, that’s to any Staples location. For Staples will responsibly recycle the old electronics for FREE.

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