This year, Earth Day is April 22, and people will celebrate by participating in ways to be better stewards of the earth. At Securis, we love Earth Day and are driven to do our part to protect the environment – not just in April, but every day of the year. Our commitment to reusing every component of an obsolete machine, recycling old electronics, and avoiding landfills is part of what drives our business. Holding an electronics recycling event with Securis is a win-win for the organization and for the planet.
A special thank you to the following clients who are holding electronics recycling events in celebration of Earth Day:
- Republic Services and Brambleton Community Association Republic
- Republic Services and South Riding Community Association
- City of Laurel, MD
- City of College Park
- Loudoun County
- Arlington County
- Penzance (4 locations)
- Simpli (2 locations)
- Henrico County
According to our commitment to Environmental Responsibility, “it is the responsibility of all companies, organizations, and individuals to reduce the scope of both their professional and personal carbon footprints.” We are committed to working with companies to reduce their carbon footprint with our “No Landfill Guarantee,” which promises that electronics at the end of their lifecycle with being recycled rather than thrown away. It is the sound choice, as it prevents dangerous and toxic chemicals from seeping into the soil and groundwater.
It is also a smart choice. Every piece of recycled electronic equipment has the potential to earn money. Every time Securis hosts an electronic recycling event, hundreds of machines are handed in and thousands of dollars go into people’s pockets. Caring for the environment should always be this easy!
Just a small part of what we collect every month at our electronic recycling events throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Now imagine all of this sitting in a landfill unused for thousands of years.
Electronic recycling is the very definition of a virtuous cycle: a piece of recycled equipment is recycled rather than trashed. The organization recycling the electronics gets money back. The electronic components are repurposed, reused, or resold, bringing down costs of new machines. Many of the electronic components that are recycled means that less of the material needs to be mined out of the earth, which further helps protect the planet. The more often this continues, the more beneficial it is for everyone.
When working with Securis, organizations are guaranteed the Securis Environmental Promise:
- Securis will not export any electronics to developing countries and continents like China, India, and Africa to stay compliant with Basel Action Network (BAN)
- Securis will commit to doing all it can to recycle 100% of everything it receives
- Securis will do everything it can to protect customer information
- Securis will serve the community through outreach, charitable acts, and selfless service
- Securis will continually look for ways to improve e-waste recycling efficiency
- Securis will remain in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws
Earth Day tends to coincide with that other annual right of passage: spring cleaning. What better way to clean out your company’s old IT closest than partnering with a leader in e-waste and electronics recycling? When you do, you’re helping your business, and more importantly, helping the environment.