GreenCitizen has calculated the greenhouse gas emissions that are prevented when electronics are recycled instead of discarded in a landfill by using the EPA’s WARM Calculator and the total weight of electronics we’ve recycled. The numbers below show how much emissions GreenCitizen has mitigated by recycling electronics, and what the emissions are equivalent to in terms of trees planted, cars taken off the road and gallons of gasoline not burned.
|Recycled Electronics||GHG Emission Reduction|
|Net Weight (lbs)||Metric Tons of Recycled E-Waste||Metric Tons of GHG Emissions
|Total GHG Emission Reduction is Equivalent to:|
|Carbon sequestered by||622,669||trees.|
|Annual GHG emissions from||5,059||vehicles.|
|Carbon emissions from burning||2,722,431||gallons of gasoline.|
*Equations provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency