Technological advancements have blessed humanity with ultimate levels of convenience and comfort. Introduction of electronic products encompassing the mobile phones, televisions, monitors, computers, pagers, CD/DVD players, air conditioners, PDAs, and other electronics has made life easier than ever. But once end-of-life, these electronic goods turn out to be a menace for this planet. How? Let’s find out!
E-Waste is Non-biodegradable and Difficult to Dispose of
Being non-biodegradable in nature, these end-of-life goods do not perish naturally and, therefore, need to be disposed of. However, the traditional methods of electronic waste disposal and computer disposal have been quite dangerous for the Earth and the environment. If sent for landfills, these products keep lying inside the layers of Earth for years and years to come releasing harmful substances. If left open or burned in incinerators, they emanate hazardous gases. In fact, there is no way to get rid of these end-of-life products for good without inflicting damage to the environment.
Electronic Recycling- a Better Option for Safe and Effective Electronic Waste Disposal
However, thankfully, there are better ways out there for safe and effective electronic waste and computer disposal. With electronic recycling, the end-of-life products are dismantled with each part segregated to ensure safe extraction of reusable components. These components can then be reused in other electronics and non-electronics items. Electronic recycling, besides being Eco-friendly, is also a cost-effective option for obtaining components for manufacturing other items- electronic as well as non-electronic.