Top 10 Reasons to Recycle Electronics

There are multiple reasons you should think twice about putting your old computers and electronics in the trash-can when they are at the end of their useful lives.  We have outlined the top 10 reasons to recycle electronics properly.

1 – Computers contain many materials and chemicals that are very hazardous to the environment.

2 – For this reason, throwing away computers and electronics with regular garbage is illegal in Tennessee, files can evolve as a result of improperly dumping hazardous waste other wise known as e-waste.

3 – Most of the e-waste in the world, that isn’t processed through a certified electronics recycler, ends up in  3rd world countries. Many of these countries are not aware, or are incapable of addressing, the environmental issues caused by dumped e-waste.

4- 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.

5 –  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.

6 – 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.

7 – 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.

8 – 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, PDA, or digital scanner.  Choosing a certified recycler means your identity will be protected!

9 – 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.

10 – It’s the right thing to do.









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