Businesses that understand the severity of the improper disposal of electronics look to electronic recyclers for solutions. Yet, what some of these ‘recyclers’ fail to disclose is they often ship materials to developing countries for a greater profit.
With the continual rise in public awareness regarding environmental issues, businesses that send their electronics to companies who export, intentionally or not, may face embarrassment when media exposure depicts their equipment being dismantled overseas.
Not only do these businesses face security breaches as their unsecured data travels unknowingly, but they may also encounter a stained corporate image, blemished with the stigma of being environmentally unfriendly. By dealing with non-certified companies, corporations are constricting the future profitability of their company; as public appeal and customer satisfaction dwindle down, so will the revenue stream.