In the U.S., e-waste accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total amount of trash, but it contributes almost 40 percent of the lead found in landfills. Of the other heavy metals in landfills, e-waste accounts for about 70 percent of that pollution.
Your typical piece of electronic equipment – especially one like a PC with many circuit boards – may contain up to 8 pounds of lead, along with lower levels of mercury, arsenic, cadmium, beryllium and other toxic chemicals. These elements are all toxic at varying exposure levels.
- Schupan Asset Management guarantees your security against data compromise. Hard drives are either wiped clean according to NIST 800-88 guidelines or shredded to physically destroy the data.
- No job is too big or too small for our no-hassle services.
- We are an R2/RIOS Certified e-Recycler. This certification means that we are held to the highest standards within the industry.
- Schupan Asset Management is registered with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Our methods decrease the direct impact that scrap electronics have on the environment by implementing a no-landfill policy.