Electronics Recycling Drive at Brewer Science Diverts 56,000 Pounds of Waste
Brewer Science partnered with the City of Rolla, Phelps County Commission, Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Meramec Regional Planning Commission to provide a one-stop recycling location to drop off unwanted electronics and appliances.
This collection diverted 56,000 pounds of electronic waste from landfills to be recycled. While the majority of recyclers were from Phelps county, recyclers from Crawford, Dent, Maries and Gasconade counties also benefited from the event.
Hundreds of citizens participated in the recycling collection, leaving behind unwanted or outdated items including 91 computers, 12 laptops, 73 printers, 42 keyboards and 33 microwave ovens. The items were dropped off for recycling at the Brewer Science campus in Rolla, Missouri.
“As a critical supplier to the industries manufacturing technology products, Brewer Science has a deep commitment to the environment. In addition to our care for the environment as we manufacture our products, we also work with others to safeguard our environment and provide a healthy, safe community,” said Dr. Terry Brewer, President and CEO of Brewer Science. “This recycling event is one of the many ways we demonstrate our care for the environment to our customers and to our community.”
The reduction of electronic waste is just one of the initiatives Brewer Science has taken to protect our environment. Over the past 9 years Brewer Science has diverted over 375 tons of waste from landfills. Partnership collections have helped the community properly dispose of more than 344 tons of waste electronics, appliances and tires over the last 9 years.
Brewer Science has established and is committed to maintaining an environmental management system focused on the prevention of pollution. In addition to encouraging suppliers, contractors and customers to be environmentally responsible, Brewer Science has set standards that often exceed relevant international, federal, state and local regulations.
About Brewer Science
Brewer Science is a global leader in developing and manufacturing specialty materials, integrated processes, and laboratory-scale wafer processing equipment for reliable fabrication of semiconductors, compound semiconductors, advanced microelectronic packaging and 3-D ICs, MEMS, sensors, displays, LEDs, and printed electronics. These integrated microdevices are used in electronics such as tablet computers, smart phones, digital cameras, flat-panel monitors and TVs, and LED lighting. Brewer Science was established in 1981 with headquarters in Rolla, MO, and currently has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Brewer Science was recently named one of the top places to work by Missouri’s largest daily newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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