Element is dedicated to making the future brighter and work to implement sustainable practices into our business. Along with working in partnership with local governments to support recycling in many states, we’ve been tackling sustainability practices in our factory and offices.
Each year we participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s climate change survey. In 2019, we were one of the 32% participating companies that received a Management Level score for our climate change efforts in the Electrical and Electronic Equipment category.
Element has a unique partnership with the UBREAKIFIX program providing an option for customers to take a damaged or non-working product to a UBREAKIFIX location for repair. This partnership reduces shipping and, in turn, reduces the product’s carbon footprint.
In 2019, Element formed an internal Sustainability Committee and a Factory Energy Committee. Both committees identify and implement energy-saving projects to help reduce our carbon footprint both at our South Carolina factory and throughout the supply chain. One of our first actions was to replace six propane-powered forklifts with more energy-efficient battery-operated units. This project will result in an estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 80 metric tons of CO2e per year.
To aid in the safe disposal of televisions and monitors, we are proud to offer free mail-in and drop off options for our customers in the following states:
For more information about our recycling programs in these states, please visit http://www.thinkdynamic.com/mailback.
*New Jersey Residents: Element utilizes the ERI collection network in the State of New Jersey. For New Jersey consumers who are not physically able to travel to a collection site without assistance and not physically able to lift and move heavy (50 pounds in weight or heavier) or unwieldy covered electronic devices, Element provides pick up service at no cost. Please call ERI at 800-572-5300. Consumers can also find additional information by visiting the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection’s website.
**As part of Virginia’s Computer Recovery and Recycling Act, manufacturers are required to post annual recycling performance and compliance assurance reports on their websites. Element’s annual report is provided in the link.
For a full list of laws, regulations, and programs covering electronic recycling, go to http://www.recyclenation.com/state-guidelines/.
For all in-warranty recycling questions and concerns, please reach out to the Element Customer Support team. We’ll be happy to help you with this process.
Element also supports e-waste recycling in California; please visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov or call CalRecycle at 1-916-341-6269 to learn more.
Element recommends responsible battery handling when your batteries have reached the end of their useful life. Please properly dispose of your batteries in a manner consistent with your community’s laws and waste management requirements. You can visit http://www.call2recycle.org/ to find your local regulations, as well as drop-off locations.