The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) recently posted a guest blog about green electronics. This post was written by an E-waste processor, Electronics Recyclers International (ERI), that has a recycling facility in Holliston, MA.

The dramatic worldwide increase in electronics has brought a lot of attention to discarded smart phones, laptops, and computers as an environmental issue. Unwanted electronics contain hazardous materials and E-waste processors are working to develop better systems to process this waste. The emerging concept of “greener electronics” calls for tech manufacturers to produce more environmentally friendly electronics. The blog post highlights strategies for greener electronics manufacturing such as using less hazardous materials, lowering emissions during manufacture, and offering certifications for green devices.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts is a recycling assistance program for businesses and institutions. To get started recycling electronics or access assistance setting up a recycling or composting program, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at info@recyclingworksma.com.