Why Recycle Electronic Waste?

handsWhy do we need to recycle electronic equipment?

It’s simple if you give it some thought.

Save with e-waste management

Save energy and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.

Recycling e-waste conserves natural resources by recovering valuable material from obsolete electronics that can be used to make new products.

It is possible to concentrate, extract and combine natural elements found in e-waste into new and unique elements such as aluminium, copper, plastics, mercury and acids. These resources when used efficiently prevent them from spoiling the environment.

Protect your surroundings by recycling e-waste

Secure recycling of out-dated electronics promotes sound management of hazardous chemicals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. If sent to a local landfill, TV’s, computers, and batteries contain dangerous chemicals that may leach through the ground and pollute the groundwater. This can be a health hazard as it can contaminate everything from soil in which food is grown, to the water you drink.

Help others by recycling e-waste

Help your community by donating your used electronics and passing on refurbished equipment to those who need it.

Economic benefits of recycling e-waste

If saving the earth doesn’t do much to catch your interest, it is possible that the sweet sound of money would. Electronic waste recycling can benefit the Australia economy by creating more jobs. E-Waste recycling services require a lot of manpower to carry out the recycling processes and create jobs for skilled professional recyclers. It also creates new markets for the valuable components that are dismantled and supports the economy.

We know that Australia sends 90% of its electronic wastes to landfill. Electronic waste recycling also helps to save space consumed by landfills, which could be put to better use.

Should you be concerned about e-waste in our waste stream?

Australians today are buying more and more electronic gadgets.  Rapid introduction of new technology has resulted in constant upgrades of electronic equipment and in order to cope up with the change, obsolete models of computers, mobile phones and gaming systems are regularly discarded.

Electronic products are getting smarter and cheaper every day, but they also have quite a short lifespan. When a gadget stops working, it costs more to get it fixed.  When you no longer want to use these products, it forms E-Waste.

Electronic waste is now the fastest growing component of waste in Australia. So, before you buy the latest electronic technology offers, THINK about whether you really need it.

Perhaps your gadget can be upgraded, re-used or recycled. Call us today, so we can help you to dispose it off properly.

Have a computer or television that you don’t use anymore?
Call eWaste Recycling at (03) 9357 3433, we can help.