Our Commitment to the Environment
All of the components that we recycle are processed down to the basic commodities right here in North America at an environmentally-friendly electronics e-cycling facility. These facilities are specifically designed to efficiently break down electronic components into resources that can then be reused or redistributed with little or no impact on the environment.
According to the EPA:
- More than 50 million computers are abandoned every year
- More than 3,000 tons of electronics are discarded every day
- 80% of discarded electronics end up in a landfill
- Only 5% of U.S. electronics recyclers refuse to export e-waste
Computers, monitors, and cell phones contain toxins, including lead and arsenic. Every day Americans dispose of 130,000 computers. Today, 23 cell phones are produced every second and Americans discard more than 100 million cell phones per year. MHD is committed to helping improve the environment and preventing these electronics from ending up in landfills.
All end-of-life products processed by MHD Enterprises are disassembled in a state of the art local e-cycling facility. We separate any unusable materials from the recyclable resources during the disassembly process to reduce the risk of cross contamination. MHD does not employ the use of electronic shredders (grinders) to dismantle electronic products. We believe that whole unit granulation can be the cause of cross contamination of material and may actually reduce the amount of raw materials that can be recycled.
Materials Disposal Policy
We are committed to preventing the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries by implementing our Materials Disposal Policy. This policy requires that all of our certified partners pledge to this same commitment. Along with our Materials Disposal Policy, every certified recycling partner must pass through a strenuous approval process and be held to the highest industry standards. Continual monitoring and third party audits ensure that our e-cycling partners are in full compliance with our policies and that they are doing everything possible to mitigate any possible risk to the environment.
Zero Landfill Policy
We oppose the waste of reusable resources and the unnecessary disposal of excess, obsolete, and scrap electronics because oftentimes, these electronics end up in landfills. This is why we have developed an environmentally-friendly system that monitors the e-cycling process from start to finish and helps to minimize the impact on our environment.
Third Party Auditing
MHD has a complete and comprehensive independent third party audit of its e-cycling facilities to not only ensure total environmental compliance with State and Federal regulations, but also to evaluate our processes and procedures to make sure we are doing everything possible to reduce the impact on the environment.
Environmental Impact Monitoring
We monitor all of our downstream vendors to confirm that they are in compliance with our environmental policies. We have committed to the tracking of hazardous and non-hazardous materials throughout the entire recycling chain to ensure that the downstream intermediaries and recovery operations are meeting all applicable environmental and health regulations.