Technology and electronic devices that enable us to use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are a passion of all. Most of us love technology.
Let’s face the truth, any good thing has its consequences.
Electronics are so difficult to dispose of that many people have difficulty disposing of them properly.
Only 25% of the nearly 2.4 million tonnes of electronics that were disposed of in 2009 were recycled. This means that only 25% of the 1.8 million tons of electronic waste disposal, which includes computers, phones, and other gadgets, went to landfills or incinerators.
This is not good.
Recycling electronic waste is smart because it’s smart
Recycling electronics is a great option.
Electronics are used in every major business. Recycling these devices has the added benefit of ensuring that people always have the tools and materials they need to create them.
It also helps to ensure that humans are here when they need to be, because of the positive environmental effects recycling has.
These are the facts that you need to know about proper electronic disposal and why it is important for your business.
1. Businesses need to put in extra effort
If electronics disposal is becoming a major concern, businesses that use a lot of electronic waste each year should take additional steps to ensure their recycling practices are safe for the environment.
Make sure you are able to recycle and reuse the products you have purchased from them, and not simply ship them to another.
2. E-Waste Recycling Saves Electricity
According to the EPA recycling, one million laptops can save enough energy to power 3500 homes each year in the United States.
This is a lot of power.
Although it won’t save your company’s electricity costs directly it will save money on the production of electronic devices that companies use daily for their business operations.
3. Electronics are made with rare metals
is one of the metals that were used to make a cell phone or computer.
It costs only a fraction of the cost to recycle these metals from electronic devices than it would take to mine them out of the ground. If e-waste recycling was a success in the US, it would be possible to continue manufacturing electronics at a lower cost by eliminating the need to find precious metals in the ground.
4. Many states have E-Waste Recycling laws
If you are a business owner, recycling old electronics is more important than ever, especially if your state is one of these.
This post was written by Steven Elia Co-Founder and Recycling Director at eCycle Florida. eCycle Florida is an R2 Certified electronics recycling company in the state of Florida. Our processes and procedures are dedicated to the proper destruction and recycling of your electronics. eCycle Florida is your go-to for Pinellas County electronics recycling.