We believe that great things occur when people work together. This year on Earth Day, we’re excited to announce that UPCYCLE will be partnering with EarthWalk.
The demand for environmentally conscionable means of eliminating e-waste is behind UPCYCLE’s creation. However, there is still much to be done to fully connect the technology supporting our daily lives and sustainable equipment disposal. We hope to complete the circle between school tech and responsible disposition of obsolete equipment through this association.
Our two brands aim for a more holistic approach between supplying schools with exciting and energy-efficient technology and recycling through collaboration. Announcing our partnership on Earth Day seemed appropriate.
Tech waste only accounts for 2% of waste in landfills. However, it is responsible for 70% of toxic waste in the United States. On the benefits of the partnership Mark DeTroia CEO of UPCYCLE, stated, “…In partnering with EarthWalk, we have found an organization that shares our values and our understanding of our corporate responsibility to deliver value – not only to our clients, but to the communities we do business in….” UPCYCLE partners with several factions to reduce tech waste in landfills by delivering a cost-effective means of repurposing and recycling e-waste.
Since its creation, UPCYCLE has completed over 20,000 successful IT Asset Removal Projects; Furthermore, it currently works with over 5,000 schools within the United States. EarthWalk pioneered mobile cart technology, including high-efficiency, energy-saving charging stations for schools. They have been working in the educational technology sector for more than 25 years.
Together, we look forward to providing schools with a unified and socially responsible lifecycle for their equipment.
EarthWalk and UPCYCLE’s partnership provides a solution for sustainable disposal within the educational sector. Rya McDonnel Baker, President of EarthWalk Communication, Inc., stated, “As EarthWalk continues to deliver technology solutions to more than 8,000 school districts throughout the United States, we’ve had dozens of customers asking us what they should do with their old IT equipment. After learning about UPCYCLE USA full-service operation and their responsible removal and disposal of end-of-life IT equipment, our partnership seems like a natural fit.”
Together we aspire for a more sustainable future in educational technology—happy Earth Day from both of our teams. We look forward to seeing the positive impacts that originate from this partnership.
To learn more about this exciting partnership with EarthWalk, click here.