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When people think about recycling, they usually think of items like paper, glass and cans.

E-waste, which includes laser printer cartridges, inkjet printer cartridges, copier cartridges, fax cartridges, and multi-functional peripherals (MFPs or all-in-ones) along with used cell phones and IT equipment like desktop PCs, laptops and servers have been somewhat overlooked, but account for a growing portion of recyclable material.

E-waste is having a larger and larger negative impact on our environment.

Improper disposal of e-waste harms our environment by damaging air, soil and water, and takes up ever-increasing space in our landfills. And, for the most part, it takes less energy to make a product from recycled materials than it does to make it new from scratch!

That’s why EOS is committed to providing customers with environmentally sound, income-generating, closed-loop recycling solutions with seamless, integrated and fully supported recycling solutions for print cartridges and cell phones.

E-Waste Facts

  • E-Waste contain substances that are potentially hazardous to humans and animals.
  • E-waste requires valuable, non-renewable resources to produce.
  • Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
  • It only takes one cell phone to pollute up to 34.9 gallons (132 liters) of water.
  • It takes 2.5 ounces of oil to make one, new inkjet cartridge.
  • It takes 112 ounces of oil to make one, new laser cartridge.• It takes 530 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
  • Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
  • 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.
  • E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste.

Environmental Office Solutions is Committed to the Environment

  • Practice industry leading closed-loop recycling measures and zero-waste initiatives
  • Reduce the amount of non-biodegradable inkjet printer cartridges, laser toner and fax toner cartridges and cell phones in our landfills
  • Reclaim as much usable material as possible
  • Implement earth-friendly, end-of-life processing for all items we collect that cannot be remanufactured

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Discover how our seamless, integrated and fully supported closed-loop recycling solutions make a positive impact on the environment — and our customers.

Contact us today to implement an easy, income-generating recycling program for your enterprise and let Environmental Office Solutions help you help the environment.

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