PARC recycles all types and sizes of appliances like washing machines, clothes dryers, hot water heaters, microwaves, ovens, dehumidifiers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and mobile devices.
Did you know that These items spend 1000’s of years in landfills with nearly no decomposition in that time. Just by recycling, the glass (which can be recycled over and over with virtually no breakdown) aluminum and other metals found in appliances and electronic devices; you are helping the planet as well as consumers who continually purchase all these items.
So, What Is CRV or E-Waste
In the United States, especially in Los Angeles, e-waste, electronic trash or e-scrap are filling up our landfills and roadside pollution more and more and people discard them in the trash, out the window or give them to other people who do the same. This includes some businesses who say they will recycle, but some times discard when outdated phones, dated computer equipment, old stereos, out of date televisions and the like are too low of a profit margin to recycle.
Because of this e-waste is growing. In fact in 2009, the U.S. EPA reported that only eight percent of mobile phones were recycled by weight. this is also true of 17% of televisions and 38% of personal computers.
As our society demands more devices for personal and business use, the amount of refuse in it’s wake grows. Look at packages, the plastic, the cardboard and booklets. And that’s just the new purchases. Those get tossed, and never given a thought. But next is the old electronics, especially the smaller ones – they fit so easily in the trash. TVs, refrigerators and the like are a bit more of a challenge.
In Los Angeles, e-waste is receiving an increased amount of attention by policymakers, lawmakers, consumers and developers. Reports show that over 70% of e-waste is still in the home in drawers, closets and garages, but that number is slowly decreasing. This is where PARC comes in.