StratIS is proud to be an Electronic Products Recycling Association member. The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada. The association works to ensure that end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner.
Since the founding of EPRA, over one million tonnes of electronics have been diverted from Canadian landfills and illegal export.
End-of-life electronics are dropped off at EPRA authorized collection sites, including drop-off centres, return-to-retail locations and at special collection events, in well over 2,500 locations across the country.
The products are then sent to audited and approved recyclers for processing. New technology is used to break down old technology and harvest the raw materials that went into them including glass, plastics, and precious metals like gold and copper. Substances of concern like mercury and lead, are also handled responsibly to protect both the environment, and the health and safety of the workers handling them. The recovered materials are then put back into the manufacturing supply chain and used to make new products.
When you bring your old, end-of-life electronics to EPRA-authorized locations, you’re helping to:
- Keep old electronics out of landfills
- Prevent them from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers
- And recover and recycle valuable resources that can be put back into the manufacturing supply chain
It’s impossible to imagine a world today without electronics. Together, we can make sure it’s also impossible to imagine a world where piles of old electronics are sitting in landfills or harming our environment.
Using and enjoying electronics today, also means responsibly recycling them for a cleaner tomorrow.