The first mobile buyback and recycling company in the world to achieve the status of e-Stewards certification, e-Cycle, congratulates LifeSpan on achieving the rigorous e-Stewards Certification at four of their U.S. locations. LifeSpan specializes in Information Technology Asset Disposition (ITAD), secure data destruction, IT remarketing, and electronics recycling. The company’s Denver, Tampa, Omaha and San Diego locations have received the stringent certification.
This accomplishment secures LifeSpan as a leader in responsible recycling, environmental protection and international legal compliance. e-Stewards is the globally recognized certification that ensures electronic recyclers consistently uphold the highest standards for responsible recycling and reuse of electronic equipment, worker safety and data security. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 70-80% of “reputable” recyclers are sending e-waste to remote villages in developing countries where harmful practices and the use of slave labor are often used to reclaim the precious metals inside electronic devices. e-Stewards certified recyclers adhere to the most rigorous social and environmental standards. This is the only global certification that strictly prohibits the export of toxic e-waste into developing countries and bans the use of child and prison labor.
The EPA estimates that 150 million (four per second) used wireless devices end up in landfills each year, polluting the environment and our waterways. e-Cycle helps businesses and organizations take a more responsible, secure and cost effective approach to wireless recycling. e-Cycle collects wireless phones from businesses and major organizations, reimbursing them for mobile devices that retain value and recycling all others at no charge. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous data security measures.
To find out more about how to safely sell or recycle used mobile devices with e-Stewards certified e-Cycle, visit www.e-Cycle.com.