Our personal electronics, such as our mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets and laptops, contain toxic and hazardous materials. These include arsenic, lead, and mercury, all very harmful to human and environmental health. The improper disposal of these electronics creates electronic waste (e-waste) in our landfills which can pose a threat to the environment and the health ourselves and loved ones. In order to combat the growing problem of e-waste, our kiosks conveniently recycle these electronics for instant monetary reward.
ecoATM’s processing warehouse is certified to the Responsible Recycling (R2) standard. R2 is an EPA recognized environmental, health, safety, and security standard for the electronics recycling industry. R2’s principles and guidelines are designed to promote and assess responsible practices for electronics recyclers. These guidelines include the OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 standards. These certifications demonstrate ecoATM’s commitment to the environment as well as the health and safety of employees and the public.
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In 2017, ecoATM hit the major milestone of recycling over 14 million devices in its span of operation. The collection of these 14 million devices has enabled the recovery or reuse of:
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Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Policy
The goal of ecoATM is to have a positive impact on the environment through responsible recycling including the conservation of metals, plastic, and other non-renewable resources. ecoATM is committed to accomplishing its business objectives while meeting the environmental, health, and safety expectations of stakeholders including our management, employees, customers, suppliers, and regulators.
ecoATM is committed to following our environmental, health, and safety management system (EHSMS), which conforms to the R2:2013, OHSAS 18001:2007, and ISO 14001:2004 standards. We are equally committed to meet or exceed our customer requirements, to continually improve our processes, and to maintain compliance with relevant environmental, occupational, health, safety, and data security laws and regulations.
We strive to minimize adverse impacts on the environment by managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components, and materials - with respect to both on-site activities and the selection of downstream vendors - using a "reuse, recover, dispose" hierarchy of responsible management strategies.
To achieve the above stated objectives, ecoATM is committed to:
We recognize that the responsibilities for protection of the environment and employee health & safety are shared, requiring cooperation between our employees and management.
ecoATM will continually improve its environmental, health and safety performance through responsible recycling requirements. This will include setting goals, taking into consideration our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.