At ACE Recycling, we believe that protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility. As such, we have implemented various policies and practices to reduce our environmental impact while promoting sustainability in our community. We are committed to operating our business responsibly and sustainably and continuously seek new ways to improve our efficiency and minimize waste. In addition to recycling, we strive to reduce our energy consumption and minimize our carbon footprint. At ACE Recycling, sustainability is not just a buzzword – it’s a way of life. We are committed to doing our part to create a more sustainable future, and we encourage our customers, partners, and community members to join us in this effort.
The Role Of Business In Sustainability
Businesses should be accountable to the community for the environment for several reasons:
- Businesses often rely on the local community for resources, such as water and energy. As such, they have a responsibility to ensure that they are not depleting or damaging these resources.
- Businesses can have a significant impact on the environment through their operations, such as emissions and waste, and they must take steps to minimize this impact.
- Businesses often have a significant influence on the local economy and community, and their actions can have far-reaching effects on the environment and the people who live in the area.
Businesses must take responsibility for their environmental impact and take appropriate measures to ensure their actions are sustainable and beneficial for the community. By doing so, they can contribute to preserving our planet’s natural resources and create a safer and healthier environment for everyone. In addition to this, businesses that prioritize sustainable practices can also benefit from increased customer loyalty, improved brand reputation, and reduced operating costs. Ultimately, it is in the best interest of businesses to act in an environmentally responsible manner and be accountable to the community for their actions.
ACE Recycling’s Sustainability Practices
At ACE Recycling, we are committed to minimizing the impact of our work on the environment and promoting sustainability. ACE Recycling has implemented a comprehensive sustainability policy that includes a circular waste model, community engagement, paper reduction, energy reduction, water reduction, efficient logistics, employee education, and continuous improvement. ACE Recycling aims to keep waste out of landfills, maintain the integrity of the environment, and offer affordable technology to the community. To achieve this, we have implemented comprehensive sustainability practices that includes the following pillars:
At ACE Recycling, our commitment to a circular economy is aimed at positively impacting both the environment and society. The circular model is all-inclusive, so it is a powerful tool for change.
We collect materials for recycling, which we thoroughly test, disassemble, and recycle or refurbish to divert them from landfills. We strictly adhere to sustainability best practices and ensure compliance with EPA guidelines and local laws by exploring all possible end markets. Our goal is to maintain the integrity of our environment and offer affordable technology to our community by keeping as many materials as possible in circulation. If we cannot reuse or refurbish any materials, we reintroduce them into circulation as raw materials by processing them through our R2, ISO, and OHSAS Certified partners.
As the recycling climate continues to shift in the world, rest assured ACE Recycling works very hard to find responsible partners to recycle more and more material. We only work with like-minded companies to ensure the integrity of our environment by researching and vetting recycling partners. This tenacity allowed us to find partners to recycle challenging items like ink, toner, and TVs.
At ACE Recycling, we aim to provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable technology options while addressing accessibility barriers and the environmental issues caused by non-biodegradable toxins and the manufacturing process of our technology. Our services include selling pre-built, refurbished laptops, custom-building PCs or laptops to customers’ specifications, and upgrading existing devices. We also use refurbished electronics in our office. Everything here is used, refurbished, built by hand, or hand-me-down.
We educate the community about the environmental effects of electronic waste using various community outreach methods. In addition, we educate our employees on recycling practices to reduce waste and promote sustainability in the office and at home.
To reduce paper consumption we use digital options such as email and online payments, as well as sustainable marketing, with electronic correspondence, with no paper fliers or mailers, to avoid using paper, reducing our carbon footprint. In addition to making our company as paper-free as possible, we receive paperless correspondence and statements from all the companies we are customers of. We reuse paper and retrieve paper left in copiers and printers for recycling to minimize waste and promote sustainability. Even though businesses do not recieve recycling pick-up in our area, all household recycling accumulated in the break room and office is taken to a recycling facility. Additionally, we reuse boxes for shipping that are 100% recyclable and reusable versus having branded boxes and shipping materials.
To reduce energy we turn off lights, the A/C, and heaters when not in use, and we shut down computers over weekends. Additionally, we shut down the Destroyinator when not in use.
To reduce water use, ACE Recycling uses a bottle-less water system to minimize plastic waste and reduce our carbon footprint.
ACE Recycling works to minimize fuel consumption through efficient logistics to reduce our carbon footprint. Our pick-up scheduling is done specifically with fuel consumption in mind.
Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement
At ACE Recycling, we are committed to a sustainable future and improving the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our community. We will continue to find ways to improve our practices, reduce our carbon footprint, and promote a more environmentally responsible approach to business for our community, customers, and employees.