Why do we need to recycle electronic equipment? It’s simple if you give it some consideration. Save energy and conserve natural resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.
E-waste contains many important, recoverable resources such as plastic, silver, aluminum, gold, copper, and ferrous metals. It also contains hazardous and toxic materials including chromium, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and chemical flame retardants, which have the potential to pollute the soil and water. Recycling e-waste save natural resources by recovering worthy materials from electronic equipment which are obsolete and then these recovered materials can be used to build new products and this way a lot of energy is conserved which can then be used for the production of new electronic equipment from the virgin resources.
E-Recycling Protect your surroundings & environment as out-dated electronics can pollute the environment a lot of these waste products have harmful chemicals like lead and cadmium. If sent to a landfill, equipment that contains harmful chemicals may leak through to the ground and pollute the groundwater. And it causes environmental problems in our communities.
Types of E-Waste
Any discarded and the outdated electronic device is considered as “e-waste”. These electronic devices may include scanners, printers, TV, monitors, laptops, and computers. More and more electronic wastes are produced due to increased use of technology combined with the short shelf life of various electronic appliances.
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Author Bio: Katie Baker writes on behalf of Eco Green IT Recycling, a company which provides electronic waste recycling solutions. Apart from writing, she likes to explore the world with her camera.