Why is Recycling Necessary?
Electronic equipment is composed of various plastic and metal elements, including traces of precious metals and traces of hazardous metals (such as lead, mercury and cadmium). As such, electronic equipment that is land filled not only discards valuable resources that could be recycled and reused, the hazardous metals contained within them create adverse environmental and health effects. Therefore, their proper and responsible recycling is essential to reduce, and manage solid and hazardous waste, protect public health and conserve valuable resources for a return of economic value.
TeleCycle provides a comprehensive and fully integrated suite of electronic asset disposition and recycling services that caters to our clients in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Through a process of demanufacturing, our clients’ end-of-life, surplus, and obsolete information technology assets and electronic equipment are sorted by type and dismantled into their parts and components. These parts and components are then further disassembled into their basic commodities for the extraction of copper, aluminium, steel, precious metals and various engineered plastics. These commodities are then sold through our global remarketing channels to downstream smelters, refineries and mills. Hazardous materials extracted from the assets are sent to off-site specialized processing plants for treatment. All of TeleCycle's downstream consumers have been audited for regulatory and environmental compliance.
TeleCycle's commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible is demonstrated in our achievement of "Triple Environmental Certification" – namely, ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004, and R2 (Responsible Recycling) as well as being registered with state environmental protection agencies and adhering to a stringent Zero Landfill Policy.