Earth911 Podcast: 3R Technology’s Charles Brennick on Recycling Computers & Smartphones

Earth911 Podcast: 3R Technology’s Charles Brennick on Recycling Computers & Smartphones

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Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe talks with Charles Brennick, director of Business Development and eCommerce at Seattle-based 3R Technology, an electronics recycling firm that additionally refurbishes and resells PCs, laptops, telephones, and displays. He explains the 2 main recycling requirements, e-Stewards and R2, and how devices are handled after individuals ship them. Brennick additionally outlines the precious supplies in outdated electronics and the way R3 refurbishes and sells PCs, telephones, displays, and motherboards, extending their helpful life and cut back the necessity for uncooked supplies.

E-waste accounts for 53.6 million tons of waste yearly as of 2019 and is anticipated to rise to 74 million tons by 2030 — twice the quantity discarded simply seven years in the past. Only 17.4% of the e-waste was recycled, so your determination to recycle outdated tech can contribute to altering the electronics business for the higher.

Charles Brennick of 3R Techology
Charles Brennick of 3R Technology is our visitor on Earth911’s Sustainability in Your Ear.

R3 Technology’s SimplEcycle program offers a free mailing label and, if wanted, a field to ship a number of PCs or telephones. The firm has developed a reduction program to assist get PCs and telephones to low-income youngsters and nonprofit organizations.

Take a couple of minutes to discover ways to give your outdated laptop or telephone a second life — in case you have gadgets you’d wish to recycle, request a free shipping label from 3R Technology and get began.