Glass from older CRT monitors is known to contain levels of lead, which is toxic hazardous waste. When deposited in a landfill the lead can leach out and contaminate drinking water supplies. As a result, these types of monitors are required to be disposed of as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Recent news headlines emphasize the importance of utilizing R2 certified electronics recyclers. With ATR’s internal auditing processes and air tight downstream vendors for CRTs (all processed in the U.S.), ATR is a solid choice for your company. Here’s another reason why your company should chose ATRecycle— we don’t do this:
Michigan Computer Company, Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI), and Owner Fined Over $2Million Plus 30 Months in Prison!
WASHINGTON — A Michigan computer company and its owner were sentenced today for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services and violating environmental laws.
U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson sentenced Mark Jeffrey Glover, to 30 months in prison and a $10,000 fine, and his company, Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI), a $2 million fine with $10,839 in restitution to Mich. landlord, for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services. DCI was also sentenced for storing and disposing of hazardous waste without a permit. Glover pleaded guilty to the charges on his behalf and that of his company in October 2012.
DCI, headquartered in Canton, Mich., with warehouses in Maryland Heights, Mo., and Dayton, N.J., operated as a broker of used electronic components, including computers and televisions. DCI resold working and disassembled broken items, selling them for scrap. A large part of DCI’s business involved exporting used cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors to countries in the Middle East and Asia.
Egypt prohibits the importation of computer equipment which is more than five years old. To evade this requirement, all three DCI locations replaced the original factory labels on used CRT monitors with counterfeit labels, which reflected a more recent manufacture date. Over a five-year period, DCI sent at least 300 shipments to Egypt, with a total shipment value of at least $2.1 million, constituting more than 100,000 used CRTs monitors.
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