GRC Wireless processes cell phones through “Reuse” and “Refining” programs.
1. REUSE: How we process working phones with resale value.
Approximately 60% of recycled cell phones & smartphones have resale value as refurbished phones. Through our Reuse program, GRC Wireless sells cell phones to wireless markets worldwide in need of affordable communication. The reuse of used electronics is applauded by many environmentalists as an essential step in the electronics recycling process.
2.REFINING: How we recycle non-reusable cell phones.
Approximately 40% of recycled cell phones do not have resale value, and are processed through our environmentally responsible “Refining” program. Through the Refining program, phones are shredded and smelted at our copper refiner, and various metals are “reclaimed” back to their natural state. This process, often referred to as “above ground mining”, is applauded by many environmentalists as an essential step in the replenishment of our natural resources.
GRC Wireless (EPA SITE ID # FLR000177725) has established a socially responsible, zero landfill environmental policy. Our policies are highlighted by the following:
ZERO LANDFILL FOR ALL WASTE: No products of any kind processed through our recycling facility will be sent to solid waste landfills.
NO E-WASTE REFINED IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: No wireless e-waste (non-working handsets, batteries, and accessories) will be refined in developing countries. GRC Wireless will make every conceivable effort to ensure that all downstream refining operations meet all applicable environmental regulations.
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY RECYCLING: Batteries are processed according to EPA guidelines for the proper disposal and recycling of rechargeable batteries.
Our environmental policies are additionally consistent with the policies set forth by the EPA’s Guidelines for Materials Management, EPA WasteWise Program, and the Basel Action Network.
We at GRC take our commitment to the environment seriously.