NCS Global Earns More Certifications

We are pleased to announce that our Rochester, NH facility has received the R2 (Responsible Recycling) and RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standards) certification.

With the above certification, all our facilities are ISO 9001 & 14001, OHSAS 18001, e-Steward and R2 / RIOS, certified.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to being of service.

The Price of “Free” Electronics Recycling

To understand the potential for damages, it’s first valuable to remember why electronics need to be recycled, not simply thrown away. In a nutshell, electronic equipment often contains dangerous toxins that can leach out in a landfill, endangering water supplies and the environment. These toxins – including lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium – are known to cause damage to the human body, even in low doses, so their entry into the water supply could be catastrophic.

So, why would a for-profit company offering “free” electronics recycling want to take on your e-waste issue? It works like this. Recyclers ship huge quantities of used electronics at a very low cost to countries like China or Malaysia, where they will be deconstructed to pull out valuable materials inside – at low wages and under unregulated, dangerous conditions. So, even without collecting fees from the owners (you), these companies can make a profit based on the volume of the high-value elements extracted from your old electronics. read more