End-Of-Life Electronics Are Full Of Resources That Need To Be Recovered
Our electronics do incredible things. They keep us entertained, educated and informed while connecting us to our friends, our families and our world. They’re also filled with resources – like gold, silver, copper, aluminum, glass and plastic – that need to be recycled, recovered and used again.
• Recycling 1 million tablets recovers:
• 16,000 kg of Copper
• 350 kg of Silver
• 34 kg of Gold
• 15 kg of Palladium
• Recovering 10 kg of aluminum from end-of-life electronics uses 90% less energy than required for primary production while preventing the creation of 13 kg of bauxite residue, 20 kg of CO2 and 0.11 kg of sulphur dioxide emissions.
Recycle My Electronics programs in Canada recycle approximately 15.5 million devices a year and since the program began in 2009, have recycled approximately 100 million devices.
Resource recovery and energy savings benefit us all, our environment and our shared future. Responsibly recycling our end-of-life electronics has never been easier. There are over 2300 Recycle My Electronics authorized collection locations across Canada and in the province of Ontario, 99.7% of the population lives within 25 km of a drop-off location.
The future is in your hands. Don’t let it go to waste.
Visit recycleMYelectronics.ca to find a drop-off location near you.