Annually CACRC recycles and reuses 1,500 tons of electronic material from government agencies, businesses, and individuals. The R2 standard we abide by ensures that our recycling process complies with all legal requirements regarding environmental protection, worker health and safety, and sales of reusable electronic equipment.
Recycling one million cell phones recovers 35, 274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and other valuable materials that are needed to make new electronic devices. Recycling one million laptops saves enough energy to provide electricity to 3,657 U.S. homes for a full year.
Some materials contained in computers, laptops, and other devices are toxic to the environment and ecosystems. Recycling these devices with a certified R2 recycler guarantee that these devices will be diverted from the landfill, and are given a second chance.
Reuse is the most environmentally beneficial option to consider when recycling electronic devices. The R2 Standard allows tested equipment that is in good working condition to be sold for reuse when legally permissible.