R3eWaste Partners with Sonora Quest Laboratories
Two Phoenix-based companies working together to help each other and the environment.
By: R3eWaste, Sonora Quest Laboratories
A Big Expensive Problem
SQL had a problem. They needed to recycle 1,000 aging printers and copiers from 300 locations spread across Arizona. In the past, copier recycling on this scale had been a logistics nightmare and cost SQL at least 10 cents per pound to complete. SQL had nearly 100,000lbs of copiers and had to absorb considerable business cost for their equipment recycling and refreshing initiatives.
R3eWaste to the Rescue
R3eWaste handled all the logistics and compliance issues for this large printer and copier recycling project. They also provided SQL with a full report on how each asset was managed. This was all done at no cost to SQL. Problem solved.
As a result, R3eWaste is now their official recycling partner handling everything from electronics and IT data center equipment to plastics, lightbulbs, and toner cartridges.
Savings Beyond Recycling Costs
Management, facilities, and finance at SQL know that eliminating most recycling costs was only part of the story. A trusted partner that can handle large scale logistics and strict compliance regulations is vital to the success of any project. The R3eWaste Inventory Management System (IMS) provides real time data about what equipment is remarketed and provides a refund back to the client based on the remarket value. This level of accessible data, transparency and value is unmatched in the industry.
Safe and Secure Recycling
Copiers today handle a lot of secure data. R3eWaste also managed the hard drive disposal and supplied SQL with certificates of destruction (COD). Having the CODs stored in the IMS means SQL does not have to keep track of them. That management component is built into the IMS solution. The audit trail is at your fingertips 24 hours a day.
Commitment to the Environment
Sonora Quest Laboratories has a long standing and deep commitment to the environment. With this R3E partnership, they are taking that commitment to the next level. All items that R3E now picks up from every SQL location are tracked in the IMS. This includes toner, glass slides, IT equipment, batteries, used lighting and more. IMS provides a simple and accessible dashboard. The volume of each commodity that is recycled is displayed in real time. A link to that dashboard can be quickly added to any customer facing website to highlight SQL's commitment to the environment.
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