Electronics contain large quantities of rare, valuable, and hazardous materials. At facilities like GES they are diverted from landfills so that hazardous and reusable materials can be reclaimed to prevent hazard to human health and the environment.
At GES we saw promising prospects for growth in the electronics recycling business because the National Strategy directs federal e-waste stream to certified electronic recyclers. This initiative will foster burgeoning recycling industries and create green jobs, while reducing our landfill disposal of materials that go into everyday electronics. GES CEO Kenneth Gravitt said it best, “this announcement will mean jobs, jobs, jobs and expansion and the opportunity to give more back” for companies like his.