While cleaning out our cabinets at Moody Engineering, we realized we could recycle most of our old supplies, including our electronics. Electronic waste (aka e-waste) is of interest to us because the amount of electronics being generated and thrown out is growing rapidly each year, as reported by the EPA. By gathering these items and taking them to appropriate places to be recycled, we were able to ensure they were disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way, which also helps prevent this material from ending up in landfills. Furthermore, electronics are made from natural resources such as copper, silver, and other metals, as well as plastics and glass, which all need energy to mine and manufacture. Recycling these products can help conserve these resources and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions caused by manufacturing and mining processes.
This inspired us at Moody Engineering to host a building-wide e-waste recycling drive this November. We are proud to report that over the three days of our recycling drive, we collected batteries, computers, modems, printers, scanners, CDs, phones, vacuums, stereo systems and more, weighing an estimated 550 lbs!
At Moody Engineering we try to find new ways to continue helping our local communities and the environment. We take this same approach in our work and incorporate sustainable design and construction methods whenever possible.