Making a Big Impact

Electronic Waste
An Unprecedented Challenge

we can make a
big impact

With the rapid pace at which technology changes and devices seem to become obsolete as soon as you get them, electronic waste (e-waste) is now the fastest growing waste stream. Unfortunately only about 20% is being recycled in some shape or form.

The size of the challenge

According to the World Economic Forum, 50 million tons of e-waste is produced each year and is expected to more than double to 120 million tons by 2050. E-waste contains toxic chemicals, including cadmium, lead, nickel, mercury, and chromium and is estimated to account for 70% of toxic waste lying in landfills.

The opportunity that lies within

But that’s not all. Electronics also contain a number of rare and valuable resources such as precious metals and minerals. By using ways to safely extract these essential resources we can reuse them to meet the future needs of electronic products. This will also generate substantially less greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 emissions) when compared to mining the earth for these minerals. According to the World Economic Forum, there is 100 times more gold in a ton of mobile phones than a ton of gold ore.

Electronic Life-cycle

Electronic Life-cycle

Responsible recycling is a key part of the solution

Helping our customers ensure their e-recycling is handled responsibly and sustainably is the mission 4THBIN was founded on. We are proud to partner with our customers to reduce their carbon emissions and overall environmental footprint. Together we are making a big impact!

Ten M+ Pounds
Big Impact
  • 10,354k lbs. recycled
  • 1,790k lbs. Reused
  • 14,432k lbs. grennhouse gas Reduced
  • 298k lbs. Toxic Metals Diverted

Our Services  

Need help recycling your electronics? Let 4THBIN help you.

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Our Leadership  

We all share a common goal: to be part of the solution to the growing challenge of electronic waste.

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B Corp Award 2019


We are recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability and social impact.

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