|January 2011 3R Technology Newsletter
It's a new year!
And perhaps it's time for some new resolutions.
We try not to be preachy at 3R Technology, and if nobody ever got rid of anything, we wouldn't have a business, but...
The first article below really hits at the heart of the problem with recycling: consumption. If we could all agree to make do with a little less, work a bit smarter with the electronic resources we have, and try harder to maintain and repair equipment whenever possible, the effect on the environment could be dramatic.
Thanks again for your part in helping keep our planet a little greener by recycling your e-waste properly...Happy New Year everyone!
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|Americans Discard over 400 million Electronics this Year
According to a recent article, Americans continue to purchase new electronics and discard their old at an alarming rate. This article states that Americans have on average 10 electronic devices per household, and get rid of at least 400 million devices per year - most still go to incinerators and landfills.
Take a survey of your own household - how many electronics devices do you have? In my own, I lost count at 50.
How many did you get rid of last year?
Although many other countries have active legislation that controls what happens to electronics when they are no longer useful to the consumer, there is no federal mandate in the US to specify standards on proper disposition of discarded electronics. About half of US States have passed a bill, but only a handful of these have active laws - these include Oregon, Washington, California, Maine and Maryland among others.
For the full story, click here...
For more information on the status of current e-waste legislation in the US, click here...
Free Electronics Recycling Event
Our first recycling event of the new year is coming up on January 14th!
We'll be accepting the following items for no charge* on that day from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM:
- CRT and LCD Monitors
- TVs - CRT, LCD, and plasma
- Computers & Servers
- All Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners
- Audiovisual Equipment (DVD players / VHS / Stereos)
- Media such as VHS, Cassette, DVDs, and CDs
- Keyboards and Mice
- Small parts, peripherals, cables, etc.
If you are a business, or have a larger load of equipment that you can't haul down your yourself, please inquire about our pickup services.
* Some items may still incur a fee. For more details, click here.
Seattle residents who have regular food/yard waste pickup service can have their Christmas tree picked up free of charge.
There are some restrictions, so make sure and check out the City of Seattle's Holiday Greens Recycling
page for more information. If you're outside Seattle, but in King County, check out their page for options.
Now is the time to become a Facebook fan of 3R Technology! Every month in 2011 we're going to be giving away something free from our retail store.
For this month, the first person to respond to our Facebook posting will be the winner of a quality Dell 19" LCD monitor!
So, please check out our page and become a fan!
|Relocation & Moving Services
Need assistance with general relocation, data migration or moving services? Although we provide pickup services for our business
customers for recycling and IT asset management, we're more than happy to recommend partnering companies for these other services.
For data center moves, we recommend Media Migration Services.
For moving services, Super Friends has been our go-to provider!