‘E- Waste’ is the modernized term, that is commonly applied to unwanted,consumer electronic equipment. PC’s, printers, televisions, VCR’s, stereos, cell phones and the list goes on, can all be considered ‘e-waste’ once their shelf lives are completed and are thrown out. These electronics, may carry components of aluminum, copper, plastics, ferrous metals and other heavy or potentially toxic substances, known to pose serious threats to man, and the environment. It is therefore critical to keep in mind, when purchasing electronics, to only buy what you need ,reuse electronics that still work and lastly recycle unwanted electronics, all in effort to reduce e-waste. If you are not sure about the process of recycling your electronics, you can refer back to your receipt, from your purchase of ‘covered’ electronic devices, where an E-Waste Disposal Fee facilitates this process.
Why Recycle E-Waste Responsibly
Incorrect disposal of e-waste is considered a very serious matter, as it leads to environmental pollution, which in turn harms human health. Recycling, is therefore the smartest and safest option in regards to dealing with e-waste.
Since e- waste is comprised of numerous components, it is hard to generalize material content and so, pinpointing any particular effect, repercussion or its cause will most definitely be a very complicated and problematic process.Therefore, to recycle, e- waste requires specialized equipment to process and extract materials. Since this is a delicate and meticulous process,all operations are effectuated within a controlled system, to ensure health and safety.
Recycling e-waste has its many advantages, one of which is conserving the earth’s natural resources. By recycling materials, new products are produced and in turn reduces the need to further extract raw materials from the earth. It can also prove useful in the conservation of landfill space, as e-waste is becoming a growing waste stream. Mining reduction,can also be added to the list as this lowers greenhouse gas emissions, aiding in the reduction of pollution and its adverse effects on the environment.
Technology is described as a collection of techniques and processes, used in the production of goods and services or in the accomplishment of objectives. Since its conception, it has thus been known to bring about a profound, global, change, socially and culturally. Nevertheless,the global demand for more and more advanced forms of technology is constantly increasing, resulting in a surge in E-Waste production. An estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year.In the USA alone, discards up to 30 million computers per year and over 100 million phones in Europe. This could soon become a major issue for countries and citizens alike. Therefore e- waste recycling, should definitely be considered by all. It should be considered to ensure health and safety, the well being of the planet as well as to create sustainable and economic opportunities. Contact Junk King when you want to dispose safely.