TechForward Environmental Statement
Discarded Consumer Electronics Are A Growing Concern
As the development of new Consumer Electronics products accelerates, consumers and businesses are faced with a growing challenge — How do you keep pace with the introduction of exciting new products, while responsibly disposing of the older devices?
- In the next three years, individuals and organizations worldwide will replace more than 400 million computers.1
- More than 75 percent of all computers ever sold remain stockpiled in our closets, garages, office storage rooms and warehouses.2
Current Solutions Fall Short
The Consumer Electronics industry has come under fire for the planned obsolescence of products, but besides asking manufacturers to make their products less toxic and more easily recyclable, what can consumers do about it?
- Resale of devices has always been possible, but many people don't have the time or patience to resell their device themselves.
- Putting the device in a closet keeps it out of landfill, but prevents the best outcome for the device: for it to be used by a new owner.
- Many consumers put off using trade-in services indefinitely, because by the time they are done with their devices, they don't bother searching for a provider.
TechForward Brings Environmental Disposal To The Point of Purchase
With Guaranteed Buyback® plans, TechForward has brought an environmentally-friendly disposal option to the point-of-purchase. You can now plan to dispose of your device in a way that promotes reuse and recycling at the time that you purchase it.
Our environmental policy consists of three elements:
1. Gartner Research as reported by the eBay Rethink Initiative
2. SVTC 2004 report / National Safety Council as reported by the eBay Rethink Initiative
- Reuse. We will resell any device that can be resold, to be used by a secondary owner.
- Recycle. We will recycle, in an environmentally-friendly way, any item that cannot be resold.
- Rethink. We will constantly look for ways to promote greener outcomes such as reusing and recycling of packaging materials.