What is Electronic Waste (E-Waste) ?
Electric waste or e-waste refers to electronic products that no longer function as originally designed. Used electronics which are going to be recycled or disposed of are considered e-waste. Some examples of devices that may become E-Waste include: computers, cell phones, tablets and batteries .
What do we do with E-waste?
Attempt to recycle as much as we can and reuse still-functioning electronic equipment by recycling components that cannot be repaired! Most electronic devices contain materials, including metals, that can be recycled! Batteries in particular need to be recycled properly to prevent pollution!
Why E-Waste is Banned From Garbage Dumps/ Landfills?
Practically any product with an electronic component is now banned from landfills and requires specific handling. It is dangerous to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage. These products may contain hurtful substances if exposed to certain environments such as dumps and landfills.
Why is it important to dispose of electronic devices safely?
Computers, smartphones, tablets and batteries allow you to keep a great deal of information at your fingertips, but when you dispose or recycle a device you may disclose sensitive information to the wrong people! These types of devices can automatically store and process data within the programs and applications you are running on your device. Be sure to back up any important files and delete all personal information that might be saved on the device before you recycle!
What impact does recycling E-Waste have on the Environment?
Recycling electronics has been receiving more attention from consumers, industries and governments on a global scale. This increasing awareness is good news because many individuals are still not sure on how to recycle/ dispose of their E-Waste. Recognizing the importance of recycling E-Waste has uncovered many benefits:
- Recycled electric products are a source of raw materials
- Waste Management Practices are becoming improved upon
- Toxic materials are not being released into the environment
- International community are starting to place more of a focus on Hazardous Waste
Here are a few links to popular manufacturers of electronics that have recycling information and programs to take back old equipment and recycle/reuse it properly. These are the popular brands that the majority of our customers utilize:
Where can I dispose of my Electric Waste ?
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