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The city of Markham has over 329,000 citizens generating over 3,290,000 pounds of e-waste annually.
More than 10,600 businesses are active in Markham that also produce e-waste.
Alongside local business, over 200 foreign companies have set up their headquarters in Markham.
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 Markham 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 Markham 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.
Chances are, you have a handful of electronics in your business that you're going to upgrade at some point in the future. Unfortunately, many people make the wrong decision when deciding how to dispose of them.
Every city across Canada is producing electronic waste, but as a growing center of foreign investment and the home of more than 329,000 citizens, Markham largely contributes to the huge amount of e-waste our country puts out every year. Unfortunately, only about 12.5% of our e-waste actually ends up being recycled, so what needs to change?
Just like in other regions, citizens and businesses in Markham lack information about the production of e-waste and how essential it is that we take the time to recycle our old electronic devices. Since billions of tons of end-of-life electronics go to landfills every year, education is a huge factor in helping to divert these electronics away from landfills and back to factories where their components can be recovered.
Most people don't realize it, but about 90% of the components of an electronic device can be recovered and recycled into something new, cutting down on waste, improving the environment, and helping to pump up our economy. It's really a win-win situation for everyone!
The problem isn't really a lack of e-waste recycling programs in Markham because they do exist. The issue is that many people and businesses simply don't know about them. Finding out drop-off locations and even getting into a program that enables you to schedule pick-ups for a business' electronics are important next steps that enable every citizen of Markham to do their part.
Together, the Markham community can actually make a huge difference by taking e-waste recycling seriously thanks to the sheer number of residents in the area that are using electronics on a daily basis and regularly purchasing new units as they are released to the market. Spreading the word and finding ways to lend a hand are two relatively simple steps that can make a tremendous difference to the economy and environment at large.
Businesses are some of the key producers of electronics. Whether it's printers, phones, computers, or other equipment, these are all things that can and should be recycled. When businesses reach out to a trusted and local recycling program like Revolution Recycling, they are able to trust that not only the hazardous materials will be handled safely, but also that any data on their devices will be confidentially and permanently destroyed.
If you're a business in the Markham area, you can actually schedule a free pickup of your e-waste!