THE OPPORTUNITY

“Truly green electronics feature materials and use manufacturing processes that are less energy-intensive than traditional methods and use renewable and natural materials when possible.”

Greenpeace published a Guide to Greener Electronics 2017, which measures 3 factors:

1. Reduction of greenhouse gases through efficiency and renewable energy

2. Elimination of hazardous chemicals from both the product itself and manufacturing

3. Sustainable design and use of recycled and recyclable materials.

The current linear production model requires massive amounts of virgin inputs…brands can reduce the need for virgin materials by incorporating more recycled/secondary inputs such as plastic and metals and striving to use as many closed-loop inputs in their products.

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THE CHALLENGE

Experts have cited a variety of reasons why recycling rates remain low, including the lack of tech-waste recycling facilities and drop off points. 


Physical barriers: including limited access to recycling bin containers, unreliable collection service or living in places far from recycling sites.
Behavioral issues: like people assuming they’re too busy to recycle or simply forget about it.
Lack of knowledge or understanding: about what can get recycled;
Attitudes or perceptions: such as thinking recycling is a waste of time.
5. Electronics and E-Waste Products Are Quickly Obsolete and Discarded:
in the US, we scrap about 400 million units per year of consumer electronics, according to recycling industry experts
6. Electronics are Difficult To Recycle:
Materials used and physical designs make recycling challenging. While companies claim to offer “green electronics,” we are a far way from truly green products.
7. Discarded Electronics Are Managed Badly- Most e-waste still goes in the landfill:
The EPA estimates that in 2019, the US generated nearly 6.9 million TONS of e-waste. But only about 25% of that was collected for recycling. The other 75% went to landfills and incinerators, 

 

THE
SOLUTION

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1. Design for the Planet – Extension of life comes before recycling. 

By extending the useful life of an electronic device, the negative environmental impacts created in the manufacture and disposal of that device are spread out over time, helping to reduce the sector’s overall impact.

2. Use Recycled and Recyclable Materials & Design products that are Land-fill and Planet Friendly.

  • CT TEK® Eco-Friendly Accessories™ are industry certified and designed with the objective of making the smallest footprint on our planet’s resources while also meeting rigorous quality and durability standards.

  • Simply, our innovative and stylish accessories are made as recyclable and sustainable as possible: from design to end of life.

  • By reducing the need for virgin materials and incorporating more recycled and renewable resources in our designs, our Eco- Friendly Accessories™ can directly reduce the amount of plastics that end up in our landfills, rivers, and our oceans.

 
 

CT TEK Eco-Friendly accessories are designed with the objective of making the smallest footprint on our planet’s resources

PET Recycled GRADE 1 for bulk MFi Cable packaging

100% recycled ‘mixed papers’ for bulk cable paper wrap & Elite Packaging

100% recycled kraft for inner boxes and recycled corrugated for master case

Accessories Made of Environmentally Sensible Materials

  • Planet Friendly accessory components and packaging made as recyclable, and biodegradable as possible: from design to end of life. 

  • Biologically degradable cable plastic housing and connector tips made from natural wheat straw.

  • Environmentally savvy braided cables made from recycled plastic bottles.

  • Car Charger casing made only of recycled or recyclable plastics

  • Wall Charger casing made only of recyclable plastics

  • Packaging made from recycled cardboard or highly recyclable PET plastic

 
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ABOUT STARTEK
Startek Enterprises distinguishes itself in the marketplace by providing Sensible, Quality and Reliable consumer cellular accessories and other innovative electronics. All of the company’s products are 3rd party tested and qualified from components to finished goods and adhere to the latest FCC, ETL and IC CE directives. The company also offers products with verifiable CE and RoHS certifications. 

 Startek Enterprises is an authorized seller of Lightning to USB cables produced by its Apple Inc.'s MFi Program authorized manufacturing partners. Specifically, Startek’s manufacturing partners have passed certification tests in order to display the “Made for Iphone, Ipod, Ipad” badge on Lightning to USB cables offered by Startek Enterprises.
Startek Enterprises is also a member of the Bluetooth Sig community in order to use Bluetooth technology and the globally recognized Bluetooth Logo in certain products that it offers.
 
ABOUT CT TEK®
CT TEK® is a brand of mobile phone accessories that are sold throughout the world and exclusively at Circle K® convenience stores. The new line of CT TEK Sustainable Accessories are industry certified and designed with the objective of making the smallest footprint on our planet’s resources while also meeting rigorous quality and durability standards.
 
By reducing the need for virgin materials and incorporating more recycled and renewable resources in our product designs, CT TEK accessories can directly reduce the amount of plastics and non-renewable resources that end up in our landfills, rivers and our oceans.
 

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