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Recycle Force: Combining social impact with electronic recycling in Indy

Recycle Force is a social enterprise in Indianapolis that offers end-of-life services for electronics and technology.

They securely destroy corporate data and provide opportunities for individuals who were formerly incarcerated to re-enter society by working in their recycling facility.

Recycle Force is unique in that they not only provide data destruction but also make a social impact.

They handle all electronic items, from large appliances to small devices, and they recycle precious metals, plastics, and other valuable components. They send metals to a smelter and recycle plastics into fuel and wax.

The bailing department compacts sorted items like cardboard and plastic for cheaper transportation. Steel recycling stays in Indiana and plastic is converted into diesel and wax by a company called Breit Mark Energy.

Recycle Force has recycled over two million pounds of e-waste since it started and helped over 2,000 individuals reintegrate into society.

Corporations interested in partnering with them can visit their website, Recycling electronics makes sense as it uses less energy and repurposes valuable materials that would otherwise go to waste.

Recycle Force is not just a recycling center, but an organization with a social mission to help formerly incarcerated individuals re-enter society.