So, What Is CRV or E-Waste
In the United States, e-waste is contaminating the land, air, and ocean because people discard e-waste in the trash which eventually ends up back in the ocean. Some businesses add to the problem by not following through with their statements of promising to contribute to recycle. However, e-waste items get discarded when there is not a high chance of a profitable outcome.
Since the e-waste epidemic is becoming a bigger problem, in 2009 the U.S. EPA reported that only 8%t of mobile phones were recycled by weight. Additionally, only 17% of televisions and 38% of personal computers are also recycled by weight.
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’s drawers, closets and garages, but that number is slowly decreasing.
This is where PARC comes in.
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 thousands 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
- Each year new laws are passed to promote eco-friendly changes, and to prepare people to take notice of climate change.
- The California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act under CalRecycle was enacted in 1986 to promote the importance of reducing waste. The act states that every beverage container sold or offered for sale in California is required to have a minimum refund value also known as CRV or California Refund (or Redemption) Value.