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It is estimated that only about 35% of electronics are properly recycled in the United States.

At Exact Sciences, we are committed to doing our part. We work with a recycling partner to responsibly process company-owned electronics when they reach the end of their life.

This year, Exact Sciences celebrated Earth Day with a Personal Electronics Recycling Drive in Madison, WI. The event’s goal was to make electronics recycling more accessible by providing an opportunity for individuals to take part in Exact Sciences’ corporate recycling program.

Recycling reduces technology’s environmental footprint in several ways, including:

  • Secure disposal of the hazardous chemicals found in many electronics (such as lead, mercury, and cadmium), which can harm both people and wildlife
  • Recovery of valuable resources, like metals and plastics, for recycling into new products
  • Conserving the energy that would otherwise be used to mine and manufacture these resources

Just in time for spring cleaning, Exact Sciences employees and community partners brought heaps of unused, unwanted, and broken electronics to be responsibly recycled.

In total, 5,465 pounds of personal electronics with the following environmental impact:

  • Safe disposal of over 1 ton of hazardous waste
  • Recovery of enough primary materials to make the equivalent of 22 refrigerators
  • Saved an estimated 2.23 tons of carbon emissions

Thank you to all who participated and helped make this event a success!

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