Alternative Technologies embraces practices that protect our environment. From providing more technical support remotely instead of driving a vehicle to your location, to helping our customers responsibly recycle electronic waste, we have made dozens of changes over the years to reduce our carbon footprint:
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The Future of E-waste
California’s ewaste program only covers a fraction of the over 100 million electronic devices purchased each year. This program has effectively recycled over two billion pounds of electronics since 2003, but according to CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline, “as electronics get more complex, California must innovate e-waste management to maximize resource conservation and minimize public and environmental harm.”
In May 2018 after two years of study, state officials developed a report with recommendations for the future of electronic waste management. A fundamental finding of the report is realization of the need to expand the program to cover the ever widening variety of devices requiring batteries or power cords.
Other recommendations include:
For more detailed and complete information, download the 2018 report on The Future of Ewaste in California.
To stay informed, subscribe to state of California E-waste listserv (click here).