ABC 10 Chats with Gizmogo CIO Steven Vasquez on Tips to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Used Electronics
National news network ABC discussed ways to protect the environment with Gizmogo, a rapidly growing start-up leading the way in recycling used electronic devices.
“We’re trying to put this information [about electronic waste] into the hands of people while giving them an outlet to recycle their devices, and at the same time getting the most money for them,” says CIO Steven Vasquez. “We feel if we give information to people, and we also give them an accessible, simple way to recycle their material, they’ll do the right thing.”
The E-Waste Dilemma
Almost 50 million tons of e-waste are produced every year. That huge amount contributes to the 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste being contributed to landfills each year in the US alone. All that waste is filling up our landfills, to the point where we could start running out of space within our lifetimes. When old technology is disposed of in landfills, it can leach harmful chemicals into the soil and groundwater. These chemicals are known to be detrimental to the environment, yet they exist in cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other technology we use daily.
During the interview with ABC, Vasquez shares tips to help reduce your personal e-waste footprint. One recommendation offered is to sell used devices to Gizmogo, so they can properly recycle and reuse the technology.“We’ll buy back just about any device you can think of! That’s really one of the difference makers [of our business model]. A lot of companies out there don’t buy back broken materials, but at Gizmogo we will buy back broken materials,” says Vasquez. “We’re more focused on trying to get rid of these materials that can be hazardous to our environment.”
Gizmogo’s mission has been simple – make it easy for you to sell your used gadgets at the highest price with the fastest payment possible. Our team members believe your once cherished device sitting in your drawer has more value in being re-purposed and given a new life. We take your device and give it to someone who will enjoy it the same way you once did. That’s why Gizmogo strives to create a seamless customer experience that enables people to see the full potential and value of their devices. Our goal is to extend the life-cycle of technology while reducing the impact on our environment and passing the value onto our customers!