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Electronic & Universal Waste
Sustainable solutions for some of the world's fastest growing waste streams.
Universal waste refers to the hazardous waste created when a variety of commonly used products are discarded including batteries, pesticides, and items that contain mercury such as fluorescent lights. Electronic waste, or E-waste, is a catch-all term to describe the waste created when electronic devices or components thereof are discarded. These often times contain dangerous chemicals such as heavy metals. These products are being produced at rates faster than ever before, creating more and more universal and electronic waste each year.
Before they are thrown out, we rely on these products for our productivity, comfort, security, and convenience. When these products are no longer useful, it's imperative that they be handled in a responsible way that is legally compliant and reduces their potential environmental impact.
Clean Earth serves as a critical part in the lifecycle of these products. Electronic and universal waste are created everyday all over the world. Not only do we ensure the safe destruction and disposal of dangerous chemicals that could otherwise end up in a landfill, but we also reduce the total amount of waste by processing the resulting components such as plastics and metals for recycling.
We work hard to provide faster, smarter, greener solutions to our clients and communities, and collaborate on initiatives to help organizations and municipalities facilitate community hazardous waste drop-off events. Talk to a Clean Earth representative today to find out how we can help you limit the environmental impact of your organization or municipality’s electronic and universal waste.