Social Responsibility

As a leader in protecting the environment, CEAR has been registered to ISO 14001 and certified to the E-Stewards & R2 standards for the electronics recycling industry.” – Doug Testorff, Vice President


Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle are the 3 R’s required for a sustainable globe and we abide by them daily.

Our commitment is unparalleled in the e-recycling industry. We share a global concern of environmental issues such as climate change, air quality, water pollution and resource depletion. These issues are precisely the reasons we have employed the most advanced recycling technology available in North America. Our ‘Big Green Machine’ is the front runner for the most environmentally sustainable recycling technology, using less energy and providing a cleaner air flow during the recycling process.

Our e-cage design is another method we use to promote environmental sustainability. The re-usable metal pallet system we designed specifically to house incoming e-waste allows for a significant reduction in the need for shrink wrap and wooden pallets which ultimately contributes less non recyclable waste into our environment. Our goal is for zero landfill and our commitment is to solve our problems locally and act responsibly for global resource protection.

We are a proud member of the widely recognizable environmental group, the Basel Action Network’s responsible e-recycling network, which has exposed many fraudulent e-waste recycling firms who simply ship the units they collect overseas. These exposes have been seen on shows such as 60 minutes and PBS’s Frontline series.

Each and every unit that is collected at CEAR is demanufactured at our local facility and then the recovered plastics, glass & metals are sent to downstream, approved recycling operations. Overseas dumping is never an option.

We have also adopted a green policy by purchasing recycled goods for our daily operations including re-used paper, packaging, wood and cardboard materials. In an effort to spread our environmental commitment, we actively support product stewardship. This concept addresses the need for making the entire product system environmentally sustainable, by sharing the responsibility among manufacturers, retailers, users and disposers for the entire product lifecycle. If you would like to learn more about how you can help the environment through product stewardship go to www.epa.gov/epr.