Winter seems to have finally arrived. As the snow slowly piles up in the north, let’s reflect on warmer days. In June of 2015, URT’s staff were able to visit sunny Hawaii and spend time with our island partners and customers. In addition to viewing e-waste collection locations (and a couple of beaches!), the URT team shared our vision with Maui County elected officials and the Hawaii Governor’s office. Moving end-of-life electronics from the islands of Hawaii to our processing facility in Oregon is no small feat. Our partners on the island collect and package material in shipping containers bound for the ocean. The material then takes the long trip to the Port of Seattle before being transferred by truck to Clackamas, OR, where it is processed like all other material. We look forward to continuing our strong relationships on the islands. Aloha!!!
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-The URT Team