The Gold Standard
Our World, Our Responsibility
Total Technology's recycling partner network consists exclusively of e-Steward and R2V3 Certified recyclers. By partnering with these gold standard recycling facilities, you can be assured of sustainability throughout the recycling chain. Items that do not fit the ready for re-use or ready for repair models are sent for proper recycling. Recycling a device to its core reusable components is vital to the health of our planet.
The Truth about eWaste
- eWaste represents two percent of America’s trash in landfills but equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste.
- Annually, 20 to 50 million metric tons of eWaste are disposed of worldwide.
- The United States produces more eWaste than any other country, producing nearly 9 million tons each year.
- 80 percent of eWaste is not documented.
- Only 12.5 percent of eWaste is recycled.
- For every one million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
- Only 29 percent of EWaste is handled by best practice recycling channels.
- Over 152 million cell phones are thrown away each year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The R2V3 Standard is a voluntary standard relating to sustainability that certifies responsible electronic processors. Using R2V3 certified partners will give you confidence that your sensitive data is destroyed, that electronics with residual value will be reused, and that their assets won’t end up in a landfill or be shipped to a country with less stringent environmental standards.
The e-steward initiative is an electronics waste recycling standard created by the Basel Action Network. The program and the organization that created it grew out of the concern that electronic waste generated in wealthy countries was being dismantled in poor countries, often by underage workers.
It depends on the device itself. The material components of an item often have value that exceeds the cost of recycling, so value can be given back to the company.
Yes, we can provide a certificate that covers a manifest list of the items recycled.
We prefer TechCycling devices first to repurpose the device completely or the components of it. Only when a device has no value to we use our vetted partner network to recycle a device to its core material components.
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