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eWaste and Recycling

As people scramble to get the latest and greatest gadgets, they leave behind a large number of outdated, unwanted products called electronic, or “e-waste,” which creates a big problem environmentally.

What Is E-Waste

E-waste includes such items as dated computer equipment, stereos, televisions and mobile phones. Such items can often be refurbished or recycled. E-waste contains toxic and hazardous materials including:
mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants,
which have the potential to leach into our soil and water.

What are the benefits and advantages of recycle e-waste?

There are several!
Conserves natural resources: Recycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics. As a result, we save energy, reduce pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.
Protects your surroundings: Safe recycling of outdated electronics promotes sound management of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.
Helps others: Donating your used electronics benefits your community by passing on ready-to-use or refurbished equipment to those who need it.
Create Jobs: eCycling creates jobs for professional recyclers and refurbishers and creates new markets for the valuable components that are dismantled.
Saves landfill space: E-waste is a growing waste stream. By recycling these items, landfill space is conserved.

10 Reasons to Recycle Electronics

There are multiple reasons you should think twice about putting your old computers and electronics in the trashcan when they are at the end of their useful lives. Here is an outline of the top 10 reasons to recycle electronics properly.
Computers contain many chemicals and materials that are hazardous to the environment.
For this reason, throwing away computers and electronics with regular garbage is illegal in many states.
Most of the e-waste in the world ends up in 3rd world countries. Many of these countries are incapable of addressing, the environmental issues caused by dumped e-waste.
In 3rd world countries that improperly process e-waste, chemicals often seep into water supplies. These water supplies become polluted which poisons the people and livestock that live near these dumpsites.
In 3rd world countries that improperly process e-waste, precious metals are often 'recovered' by burning materials in open air fires which pollutes the air.
Disposing of your electronics at a certified E-cycler ensures your old laptop won't end up in a landfill and cause environmental damage to your own community or any other community in the world.
Having your electronics managed by a certified electronics recycler means that many your old computers' working components will be reused. Reusing components greatly diminishes the time and energy required to turn out a single unit during the manufacturing process.
Throwing away your office's old electronics into a dumpster leaves you extremely susceptible to information theft, even if you think you've deleted all your files on that broken computer, notebook, smartphone, or digital scanner. Choosing a certified recycler means your identity will be protected!
Job creation, specifically Green Job creation, is one of the wonderful bi-products of E-cycling. The skills required for many functions in the industry means that E-Cycling centers can often create environmentally-friendly jobs in disadvantaged communities.
It's the right thing to do.
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