As we depend on digital products, like televisions, for entertainment, we also need to learn how to discard them appropriately. Broadly, electronic waste or e-waste is the useless parts or components that make up the TV and every other electronic device. We need to discard electronic junks properly so that we can maintain a healthy, toxic-free community. Over the years, many countries have endeavored to competently manage and standardize the clearance of electronic waste.
Problems Associated with the Wrong Way of TV Disposal
A wrong way of disposing of television components is by dumping it in a landfill or by incinerator. This technique of waste clearance is highly detrimental to the ecological system, particularly if the landfill site is close to residential areas.
The television parts comprise Copper, Gold, Iron, Quartz, and Rare-Earth Metals such as Yttrium found in LED Television, Cerium, and Europium. When rain falls on an old television set dumped on a landfill site, the rain washes off the flame-resistant brominated compounds into the soil. This triggers environmental hazards and health problems.
It is unethical to burn defective electronic devices such as televisions in an incinerator. The out-turn is that it emits unwholesome matter into the air. These substances, mostly fly ash and slags, hence creating a fog and people that are close to the burning site can experience difficulties in breathing and a scorching sensation in the eyes.
Safe Method of Disposing of Old TV Scraps
Television sets contain resourceful components which, when utilized or recycled, produce significant metals and raw materials that are vital in our country’s energy sector. This is why our society needs to imbibe the culture of recycling. Recycling and replacement technology are the best ways to dispose of these electronic gadgets. Since there are valuable parts in a television set, it is better to give out your old TV to a local recycling facility or mines. Also, recyclers can use the rare earth metals found in the gadget as raw materials for new gadgets. The recyclers have a standard process by which they deconstruct, sort, and segregate valuable parts of a television set.
According to the regulations in twenty-five US states, it is illegal to dispose of waste using a dumpster. Disposal of e-waste guarantees a safe environment and ensures that TV owners do not waste precious metals. Proper waste disposal enables the community: to conserve landfill space; maintain a hygienic environment; create a brand-new product through recycling; sustain the economic value of precious metals; protect humans against preventable diseases. Contact us for more information.