Technology advances at an unimaginable rate. This is perfectly fine if we’ll only talk about the many benefits it has provided us. Playing games, social networking, doing businesses and communicating have become easier for us because of technology. But, with these great advantages that the latest technology has to offer comes issues that we consumers don’t know how to handle. Such issue is electronic waste and date destruction. As a result, we either rely on technology itself to fix it for us or most often than not, we find ways to get rid of them ourselves.
But what exactly is electronics recycling?
Generally, e-waste would mean business electronic equipment or consumer electronic products that has already served its purpose and are no longer useful or practical to use.
Fax machine, VCRS, stereo, radio, old-fashioned mobile phones, obsolete desktop, television, game consoles and all these old and common electronic products that have aided businesses with their daily business transactions are considered e-waste. MPS players, pagers that were very popular in the 90’s, DVD, computers are all examples of electronic waste.
What are we supposed to do with these junks now that they aren’t useful? There’s only one thing you can do with it and it is called electronic recycling.
Reduce, reuse and recycle
The good thing about these e-waste is that they can be recycled and reused. Some people love old stuff as collections so, you might as well think of reducing it by selling or giving it away. You can donate functioning supplies to non-profit organizations. They will be the one to take care it by giving them away to those who need it. When it comes to reusing these electronic waste, we also have several options. For example, old analog television and printers can be converted to be more efficient.
To obtain the best possible results, electronics recycling follows e-waste recycling process. It requires extensive manual work. Electronics recycling companies disassemble the parts of the gadget or electronic products. Once all parts are disassembled, essential materials and components are then separated, recycled and reused. Electronics recycle companies have their own ways to recycling these electronic waste.
Plastic materials are used as fence posts and vineyard stakes. Scrap metals are shredded to separate the ferrous from non-ferrous containing metals. But CRT glass electronic waste is a major issue in waste recycling because they contain dangerous materials. CRT glass contains lead which is a poisonous to human health. It can stay in our nervous system and gradually damage it. In fact, one large CRT monitor can contain about 4kg of toxic substances. Hard drives can be recycled and used in the auto industry. Ink Cartridges are recycled and manufactured as new cartridges. Woods that are found from old type televisions and speakers are recycled by shredding and using it as plant mulch. Some use it in combination with other material as fuel source.
Recycling electronic waste can be tough and dangerous. But there is always an expert on this field. Companies handling e-waste are trained and experienced to collect and refurbish electronic supplies. This may sound new to you, but the truth is that e-waste recycling has been going on for years.