Technology is updating at such a fast pace in our everyday life that we are so quick to come in with the new and out with the old. Think of how many electronic devices you have at home that are outdated or unusable, yet continue to take up our storage space. Now imagine how many a company like RGIS has; laptops, tablets, phones, portables, RMs, and we don't want to just throw all this electronic equipment in the garbage.
However, unlike paper and plastic, recycling electronic waste, also known as "e-waste," is a lot more complicated and time consuming. Electronic devices may have hard drives or memory cards that include sensitive information, which must be discarded securely. This is where our partnership with Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP) begins. We are proud to be a long time partner with GEEP since 2009, making sure our old electronics are properly destroyed and recycled to help sustain our environment and protect our assets.
In 2017, RGIS recycled 24,812 lbs. of electronic waste, bringing our total amount of e-waste recycled since 2009 to an astonishing 82,670 lbs. so far! GEEP has locations across the globe, which allows RGIS to conveniently ensure our data assets are securely removed, and our devices are correctly recycled for all our global offices. We schedule pickups from GEEP on a regular basis to keep up with the fast changing updates of our technologies.
GEEP is a leading e-waste recycling and remarketing company, committed to safely reuse and recycle electronics. GEEP honors full transparency with their processes and takes initiatives to certify their practices to further help clients achieve their environmental brand image.
GEEP offers tours to the public, and welcomes everyone to learn more about the final cycle for end-of-life electronics. They are passionate in sharing their mission and processes to provide cost effective and environmentally responsible recycling.
As we continue to update our technology, we want to always keep in mind of ways to help sustain a better environment. Find out more about GEEP's initiatives at www.geepglobal.com
EOL Receive: Goods are received, weighed and tagged for entry into electronic tracking system.
EOL Sort & Process: Items are sorted by type and vetted for any non-recyclable or hazardous components. Proprietary machinery breaks up electronics and processes them into base commodities.
AMS Data Bearing Asset: Hard drive is shredded/destroyed (therefore, not for resale); certificate of destruction may be provided.