ReturnCenter: changing the way the world solves personal device e-waste. For people & planet.

January 18, 2023

Meet ReturnCenter: the answer to personal device e-waste

Meet ReturnCenter, the answer to e-waste. Our mission is to make e-waste recycling easy and accessible, creating a more circular economy. With a fast and friendly interface, we finally have an answer to the two questions plaguing junk drawer owners across America, what should I do with this old thing, and why does it matter?

The E-Waste Challenge

E-waste is the fastest-growing waste stream globally, with an estimated 53.6 million metric tons generated in 2019 alone (The Global E-waste Monitor, 2020). The rapid evolution of technology and the increasing demand for new devices have contributed to the growing problem of e-waste. Unfortunately, only 17.4% of this waste is formally documented and properly recycled.

These devices contain harmful substances such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can leach into soil and water, contaminating ecosystems and entering our food chain. This pollution results in serious health hazards, including cancer, respiratory issues, and neurological damage, particularly for those working in informal e-waste recycling sectors.

Furthermore, precious materials like gold, silver, and copper are lost, with the UN estimating that e-waste contains $57 billion worth of recoverable materials that go to waste annually. The improper handling of e-waste exacerbates environmental degradation, endangers human health, and squanders valuable resources that could be reused to reduce the demand for virgin materials.

Ethical E-Recycling Made Easy, from ReturnCenter

Our user-friendly platform allows you to send in your used electronics with just a few steps. Here’s how it works:

  1. Find that device that has been hanging around collecting dust.
  2. Select where you would like the recycled value to be donated.
  3. We’ll send you a pre-addressed envelope where you can place your device and send it on its way to be recycled.

By using ReturnCenter, you’re not only helping to reduce e-waste but also supporting charitable causes that matter to you.

Why Choose Us?

ReturnCenter stands out for its commitment to both the environment and community. Here are some reasons to choose us for your e-recycling needs:

Environmentally responsible: We and our partners adhere to the highest environmental standards for recycling and disposing of e-waste, ensuring the least possible impact on our planet.

Charitable giving: Any remaining value of your electronics is donated to a charity of your choice, extending the impact of recycling your device and creating an even brighter future.

Convenience: Our user-friendly platform and easy shipping process make it simple for you to recycle your devices from the comfort of your home.

By using ReturnCenter, you can contribute to a sustainable future, support charitable causes, and help raise awareness about the importance of proper e-waste management. Stay tuned for future blog posts, where we will share more insights, tips, and updates on our journey to make the world a greener and more compassionate place.

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