Does eWaste Alternatives export electronic materials for reuse or recycling?

No. We screen our downstream scrap materials processors to ensure that the materials will be processed in licensed North American facilities. Many legitimate processing options exist outside North America, but the difficulty in monitoring the environmental and human safety at these distant sites makes quality assurance tenuous at best - not to mention the many different international environmental standards. To provide the best transparency and materials accountability possible for our donors, we have held to this standard. Most 'recycling services' do not value this standard and allow materials exporting due to the much higher cash returns.  This behavior is common among 'Free Recycling' services who do not have to charge processing fees because they will cash in by selling materials into unregulated countries for the highest dollar.

 

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