Zero Landfill & Responsible Disposition Statement

Our customers want to know that their assets will be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. We welcome all of our clients and prospective clients to inspect and audit our system of waste disposal.

  • With the consent of our customers, and when economic, we attempt to save each item possible for resale and/or reuse. Through reuse, we spend a fraction of the energy and raw materials that it would cost to create a new product.

  • Any focus equipment that cannot be recovered for resale is sent to R2 or E-Stewards Certified electronics recyclers. Non-focus materials may be sent to alternative recyclers for disposition. Akooba does not export any electronics waste to non-OECD countries for scrap recycling outside of the United States.

  • At Akooba, regulatory compliance is paramount. At Akooba, we have a thorough understanding of government regulations to ensure that all our clients’ assets are handled with 100% legal compliance.

  • In order to divert waste from landfills, Akooba sets periodic goals in reducing its office or non-electronics waste trash that it receives, and measure itself in achieving these goals.

Background:

Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream in the US and causes devastating pollution to the environment when added to landfills. Akooba commits to a zero-landfill policy by using environmentally responsible methods of electronic recycling. By helping businesses properly manage their end-of-life assets through eco-friendly practices, we ensure that neither any device nor its components we receive end up in a landfill.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), e-waste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in the US. E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. Over 60 million metric tons of e-waste enters various landfills each year. The percentage of e-waste that populates landfills is expected to grow rapidly as new products are being produced and old devices are quickly becoming obsolete. Once electronic devices are in a landfill, they continue to harm the environment by leaking hazardous chemicals that pollute the surrounding land, air and water streams. Unfortunately, many domestic recyclers ship electronic waste overseas to be taken apart and disposed of at a lower cost, harming their local communities and environment with toxic pollutants.

Akooba, Inc. helps businesses properly manage their end-of-life assets through sound, environmentally-safe practices, industry-trusted downstream partners, and technologies that make current practices more efficient and affordable. We make sure that obsolete or unwanted electronic devices are reused, recycled, or disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Before recycling or refurbishing used electronics, all devices are wiped and destroyed in compliance with all company and industry standards and requirements.

Key benefits of our Zero-Landfill Policy:

  • Eco-friendly and environmentally responsible

  • Creates high quality refurbished electronics

  • No e-waste goes to a landfill or is exported overseas to non-OECD Countries

  • Extracts all possible value out of discarded assets

  • Recovers raw materials to be recycled or reused in a new product

  • Prevents harmful toxins from being released into the environment

  • Makes better use of our natural resources