Only about 18 percent of old IT equipment is recycled; the rest ends up in landfills. Asset Recovery Corporation reuses and redeploys as many of these electronics as possible—500,000 devices each year—and then recycles components such as steel, copper, and gold. Since 1987, the company has offset more than 573,000 metric tons of carbon equivalents.
The company protects clients by keeping data on discarded equipment secure. And though most electronics are illegally exported to developing nations, Asset Recovery safeguards the environment by safely and legally handling its hazardous waste.