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The city of Burlington has over 193,000 citizens generating over 1,930,000 pounds of e-waste annually.
More than 8,000 businesses are active in Burlington that also produce e-waste.
Burlington continues to grow at a rate that outpaces the national average, with a constant influx of residents and businesses.
As the usage of electronics grows, e-waste has become a global problem. Here are some of the interesting things going on around the planet when it comes to solving the e-waste challenge.
Revolution believes the best way to ensure Burlington recycles their e-waste is through education. Here are the best of our recent posts.
Not all electronics recyclers are created equal. Unfortunately, there are a lot of “recyclers” in our industry that don’t do what they say they are going to do. What is someone in Burlington looking to dispose of their laptops, displays and smartphones to do? How can you know you’ve chosen the right recycler to handle your sensitive data? The answer is to ensure your chosen recycler has the right certifications.
So much of what we consume every year goes to waste. Revolution is looking to change that.
Nearly 200,000 citizens reside in Burlington alongside 8,000 businesses that decided to headquarter right here in the beautiful community. There's a nearly endless list of reasons why the people and businesses of Burlington love the area so much, but there is one big problem that the city is just now coming together to tackle: e-waste.
Burlington's economy and number of residents is growing at a rate that outpaces the national average. That's very exciting for those inside the city who call it home and even more exciting for the many people, businesses, and investors who are looking to move in as they chase after new opportunities. However, all of this growth has also led to an increased amount of e-waste, and it's hurting the environment at large.
Most people don't realize that only about 12.5% of our end-of-life electronic devices are actually recycled. The rest go straight to landfills or, perhaps worse, incinerators. With many of the components in electronics being hazardous, improper disposal releases toxins into the environment--and it also harms our economy.
When you choose to recycle your e-waste, you're having a much bigger impact than you probably realize. Not only is your choice to recycle helping to keep truly harmful chemicals and materials out of the environment we live in, it's also allowing the 90% of recoverable components within the average device to be extracted and put into new items for citizens everywhere to enjoy.
Not only can the plastic of electronics be used to make park benches, playgrounds, and outdoor furniture for people to enjoy in Burlington and beyond, the precious metals like gold and silver along with steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, and copper can all be re-used in brand new products.
Think that recycling your e-waste is too complicated? Think again. For businesses in Burlington, you can simply schedule a free pickup of your end-of-life electronics whenever it's convenient for you. Whether you have a dozen computers, a huge old copier, or any other electronic device that you no longer need, Revolution Recycling can take it off your hands.
Not only will you receive a certificate denoting your positive impact on Burlington and beyond, but you'll also have confidence that the hazardous materials will be disposed of safely--along with any data that may have been on your devices.