By Joel Ihnotic

As we continue our journey into the future, uncertainty exists around every bend. Where are we headed, and what will the world be like 20, 50, or even 100 years from now? What kinds of jobs will our children and grandchildren be working? 

The pace of advancements in science and technology makes it virtually impossible to predict the next generation’s job market. In fact, some experts are saying that the most popular job in the year 2035 doesn’t even exist yet. It’s crazy to think that, but it makes sense if you simply consider what’s taken place over the past 20 years.

Although it may not be the most popular career choice in 2035, one job category that will almost certainly remain relevant is e-scrap and everything surrounding it. 

Responsible Electronics Recycling is a Growing Field

Technologies are turning over quickly these days, and manufacturers are pumping out more and more products to keep their grasp on the growing number of consumers. Just look at cell phones, televisions, and computers: newer and “better” models are continually being released, and consumers are constantly upgrading. This reality isn’t ending anytime soon, and responsible electronics recyclers know this.

As products evolve and volumes increase, so do the number of e-waste recyclers. Barriers to entering the e-scrap market are relatively modest and can be offset by various revenue streams. This is why we caution our partners and encourage everyone to perform due diligence on the recyclers they wish to utilize. Remember that not every business practices responsible e-waste recycling.

various computer parts and garbaged dumped on a roadway

How Can You Identify Responsible Electronics Recycling?

It seems like new e-waste recycling outfits are popping up every week and offering tremendous deals for business equipment. I see it almost daily. I also see where products and components end up. It’s incredibly important that everyone is weary of these typically un-certified and unapproved fly-by-night operations that hit and run. 

If you’re hiring a business to handle your e-waste, you likely care where it ends up. Nobody wants to pollute the soil and groundwater intentionally. However, if the firm you choose does not practice responsible electronics recycling, your old office electronics could wind up exactly where you didn’t want to. 

When choosing an electronic recycling company, look for one that is certified. Certified electronics recyclers must demonstrate to an accredited, independent third-party auditor that they meet specific standards to recycle and manage electronics safely. Certified electronics recyclers have demonstrated that they continually meet specific environmental standards and safely manage e-waste.  

Here at Newtech Recycling, we embrace the challenge of competing with phony operations at many levels by promoting a safe, sound, and fully certified business model. This ideology of doing things the right way and investing in partnerships has allowed us to grow every year since 1995.

a black recycling container filled with old computer equipment

R2 Responsible Electronics Recycling

The Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Standard for Electronics Recyclers is one of two accredited certification standards. R2 is the leading standard for electronics repair and recycling, and this standard is rigorously audited for quality, safety, and transparency. When looking for a responsible e-waste recycler, it is always a safe bet to choose one that is R2 certified. 

As an R2:2013 recycler, we are tied to a level of quality and security that our extensive network of clients needs and deserves. This mentality carries over to our staff, who enjoy superior standards for worker health and safety. 

Our operation is audited almost daily on an internal basis and by internationally accredited forums multiple times per year. These third-party groups host intense multi-stage audits that diligently review our internal procedures and materials management practices. 

Although costly, these visits ensure that our clients and staff receive the gold standard across the spectrum of e-scrap and e-waste services. Our auditors also provide forward ideas towards best management practices that benefit our internal staff members, logistics teams, facility grounds, and our surrounding community.

Find R2 Responsible Electronics Recycling at Newtech

Anytime a business or individual partners with a certified e-waste recycler, the world becomes a greener place. We want nothing more than for every person, place, and thing to benefit from the highest standard of care our industry has to offer.

This is who we are at Newtech Recycling, a trusted name in R2 responsible electronics recycling that truly values safety, security, and quality service. We’re here, we’re certified, and we love what we do. To learn more, please feel free to call us at 732-564-3110. We currently offer services to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut.