OceanTech Partners with Minneapolis’ IDS Center for 7th Annual Earth Day Recycling Event

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The IDS Center is Minnesota’s tallest building, and home to a vast number of business and retail tenants. With such a large community of companies, it’s important for the IDS Center to provide ecologically sustainable means of disposing of electronics in addition to its other efforts toward sustainability. For the past seven years, IDS Center has partnered with OceanTech for an Earth Day recycling event that enables tenants to recycle their electronic equipment securely.

IDS Center’s Earth Day Recycling Event Impacts Both Businesses and the Environment

The significance of electronic recycling efforts for a large business hub like the IDS Center is evident in several ways. The most meaningful among them is the tangible impact that recycling electronics has on the environment, cutting down on pollutants in the air, water, and earth, and eliminating landfill waste. By participating in a free Earth Day recycling event, there is little effort required on the local companies’ parts to guarantee their contribution to this global initiative.

Businesses can also benefit financially from participating in sustainability measures. For one, participants in the Earth Day recycling event can potentially receive money for equipment that is in good condition and has value. Such equipment can be refurbished and reused, meaning recycling electronics before they reach the end of their life or before multiple upgrades render them obsolete is a wise choice to cut down on wasting perfectly good equipment, as well as to earn back some of the money spent on them. Recycling electronics before they become worthless can help maximize their value return, ensuring companies’ investments are worthwhile.

Data security is a major factor in recycling electronics. By electing a certified electronics recycler to handle unwanted electronic wares, there is a guarantee that any data will be destroyed and sensitive information will be protected from falling into the wrong hands.

In addition to the tangible reasons to recycle electronics, it quite frankly looks good for a company to be eco-friendly. Today, more clients and consumers employ green business practices as a standard to which they hold corporations and smaller companies alike, since a growing percentage of the population is sensitive to the necessity of cutting down on landfill waste and pollution. Apart from the PR opportunity from participating in an Earth Day recycling event, however, it’s also about moral imperative; businesses should always practice good stewardship toward their communities, and that includes mindfulness about how to properly dispose of equipment.

IDS Center Earth Day Recycling Event is a No-Cost Opportunity

IDS Center businesses wishing to participate in the Earth Day recycling event can donate their equipment free of charge, and OceanTech will securely shred any data on behalf of donors.