WESTFIELD - Plantrol Systems, a software manufacturer in Westfield, has become very conscious of a growing problem. Plantrol's Curtis Czajka takes in computers and associated components for repair. As a result of this business, he noticed the ever-growing pile of electronic trash that was accumulating.
Electronics are becoming America's fastest-growing garbage problem. The EPA states that the United States alone disposes of 3.2 million tons of electronic waste every year with the number rapidly growing! This e-waste takes up enormous amounts of our landfill space. Another big issue with this type of trash is that it contains toxic chemicals that are hazardous to humans as well as our environment. You can find such chemicals as lead oxide, mercury, cadmium, zinc and nickel in many computers.
Czajka was aware that almost all computer parts can be recycled and reused. As a result of his concern for the environment, he arranged for an electronics recycling company to come to Plantrol to pick up the very large load of discarded computers and parts. Plantrol employees were invited to bring e-waste from home that they wished to recycle.
Westfield-based company Plantrol went green with a recent event recycling e-waste.
This effort was met with such enthusiasm that Plantrol has decided to continue their recycling efforts on an ongoing basis. As a result of this initiative, Plantrol would like residents of the local area to know that when they bring a computer in for service, they are welcome to bring any small electronics, or computer items they wish to dispose of.
When you recycle computers, you give other people a chance to use technology who otherwise may not have the opportunity. Many can be refurbished and you are also helping our environment.