(Recycling Today) How Sunnking is Adjusting its Electronics Recycling Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Over the last month, Vice President Adam Shine says the company has had to make some changes to accommodate the decrease in demand and the lack of incoming volume.

“We have had to furlough some of our staff,” Shine says. While volume is down, he says the furloughs were also done to decrease the number of people in the facility at any given time.

In addition to having fewer employees, recycling practices have changed a bit. Instead of sending items to be sorted right away, Shine says items are being held for a few days to ensure that if any of the coronavirus is present on the devices, it would be gone before anyone touches them.

Despite the decrease in incoming products, Shine says he’s hopeful for Sunnking’s business regardless. While fewer items are coming in, he says many more items are going out as more people work from home and are looking for lower cost, refurbished items to create their home offices.

While Sunnking is doing its best to focus on keeping business moving, the company also is making a conscious effort to help others. “I’ve told our sales department right now is not a time to call people to say ‘Hey, do you want to sell your electronics?’”