NGO e-Stewards has developed a free Environmental Impact Calculator that can be used to tally the actual environmental benefit of electronic waste (“e-waste”) recycling. Simply type in the total weight of e-waste or the quantity of each type of used electronics you intend to have recycled. The tool will calculate the environmental impact by determining the amount of:
1) Toxins Diverted (from landfill or dispersal)
2) Critical Metals Saved (recycled and not dumped)
3) Greenhouse Gases Avoided (by recycling responsibly)
These figures can be used to demonstrate and measure individual or corporate responsibility. The Global Environmental Impact Calculator is available for both Android and iOS. Download the calculator here.