60 Minutes is one of the most successful television broadcasts in history, offering investigative reports, interviews, featured segments, episodes and specials. We found one of their investigations on YouTube that discusses the terrible crisis that is created when electronics recycling businesses export their e-waste overseas. The problems that arise from exporting these electronics overseas is catastrophic. They are very rarely disposed of safely and properly. They are typically disassembled and then burned to get the rest of the raw materials. During this process toxic elements are exposed to the environment and not treated the way they should be. It also makes it impossible for people to live in areas surrounding these e-waste locations due to their high levels of contamination.
We hope this video has helped you come to the realization that many electronic recycling centers still use these processes today and although it can’t always be stopped, you can still make a difference with your own electronics by recycling them at facilities that dispose of them safely and properly. You may use our Recycler Comparison chart to help you ask the right questions when you recycle your electronics at any local recycler near you. At California Electronics Recycler we pride ourselves on recycling and disposing of electronics the correct way. We NEVER export our electronics overseas and we know our down-line vendors who abide by the rules and regulations to recycle electronics properly.
Contact us today at (800)282-3927 if you have electronics that need to be recycled or fill out our contact form on our contact page for a Pick-Up. You may also stop by our facility located in Orange County at 201 E Stevens Ave Santa Ana, CA 92707