COM2 accomplishes this through fully vetted, worldwide resale channels for tested, working equipment. All resale is conducted in accordance with the international Basel Treaty which requires that only viable electronic products, and not e-waste, are exported to developing countries.
For equipment that no longer has value or must be destroyed for security reasons, COM2 offers a fully accountable and auditable domestic recycling service focused on maximizing scrap value and minimizing environmental and data risks. COM2's new recovery process for products containing cathode ray tubes (older TVs, monitors, etc.) is the first process in North America to repurpose CRT glass in place of raw materials in ceramic tiles.
Electronics recyclers know that very few responsible recycling options remain for products containing cathode ray tubes (CRTs) or CRT glass, which often contains lead. COM2's newly launched CRT recovery process uses silica and oxides found in CRT glass to replace raw materials used in producing "frit", or a glaze for ceramic tile. The process has been approved by both the USEPA and the Basel Action Network's e-Stewards program.
OEMs, enterprises and communities are hearing about the growing problem of CRT stockpiling across the United States. Knowing that your recycler is not only collecting CRT products but also responsibly recycling the glass either in-house or downstream is critical to avoiding future financial liability for stockpiling.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of recycling their electronics and need ready access to recycling. COM2 works with local authorities, schools and businesses to support community electronics recycling events. In addition, our team provides residents with convenient recycling drop-off locations within their community. We encourage residents, businesses, schools and non-profit organizations to contact us for further details on our drop-off and pick-up services.
Contact us for help coordinating your next community electronics recycling event.