Waste to Green, a minority and woman-owned electronics recycling company, made the “B Corp Best for the Environment” list for the second year in a row. The Henderson-based company is on a mission to divert as much electronic waste from landfills as possible. Waste to Green works with individuals and companies to make sure electronic waste is recycled to its highest possible use, and that all data is entirely destroyed.
Currently, much of the electronic waste that the developed world generates gets shipped to developing countries, where it often piles up in slums, leaching toxic chemicals into the environment. Co-founder and President Harpreet Cheema cited seeing these electronic graveyards polluting Indian slums as a major reason she wanted to start an environmentally and socially responsible e-recycling company. Since 2012, Waste to Green has been a certified e-Stewards recycler.
Waste to Green is one of twenty-eight certified B Corp companies in North Carolina. The state legislator is currently considering a bill that would recognize benefit corporations as a separate category of corporate structure, and there is also an up-coming free concert in celebration of NC B Corps planned for June 17th at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.