Environmentally responsible electronics recycling (Part 2)

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Proper dismantling of electronics during the recycling process is a must. Many recycling companies decide it’s easier to ship them off to other countries to be put in their landfills, water supplies and air.

Here at Genesis Electronics Recycling we have a 100% zero landfill policy. We put hard work into hand dismantling each and every piece of electronic equipment to salvage the plastic and all the recyclable materials in them. After that we send what’s left to certified smelters to melt down the metals. Nothing goes to waster, nothing gluts the landfills or harms the environment.

Take a look around our website to see what we recycle. Then either fill out our form telling us a little about your needs or give us a call. We’ll help you safely recycle your electronics.

Post industrial plastics & the environment

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The production of plastics has increased over the years. However, the current levels pose environmental problems. Around 4 per cent of world oil and gas production is used as feedstock for plastics and a further 4 percent is used to provide energy for manufacturing.  Plastic scrap is accumulating as debris in landfills and in natural habitats worldwide.

Recycling is one of the most important actions currently available to reduce the environmental impact and is one of the most important areas in the plastics industry today. Recycling provides opportunities to reduce oil usage, carbon dioxide emissions and the quantities of waste requiring disposal.

According to Resource Recycling, the director of The Plastics Industry Trade Association, Kim Holmes, says “In general, post-industrial scrap plastics are of high quality, and are a fairly straightforward material to work back into the manufacturing process. We expect to learn that much of this material is currently being diverted from landfills. What is unclear is where the barriers lie. Are there some types of post-industrial resins that are more challenging to recycle, or for which markets are not as strong? We’re hoping to uncover any impediments that may exist so we can begin to address those and move the plastics industry closer to the zero waste pursuit adopted by SPI.”

Genesis Plastics recycling is dedicated to a zero landfill policy. Aside from the usual type of scrap and regrind, Genesis also buys quite a few materials that other do not, particularly niche engineering resins.

Part 2 next week …