438 million electronic products are sold every year in the United States. As new items replace the old, this adds up to a considerable amount of electronic waste that needs to be properly discarded. Electronics recycling is the most beneficial solution for you, your community, and the planet. Below are a few reasons why.
Why We Need Electronics Recycling
1. Protect the Environment
Electronics contain several toxic chemicals, including cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. When electronic products are disposed of in landfills, these chemicals can be released into the air and absorbed into the ground, eventually contaminating groundwater supplies. Some chemicals, like lead and mercury, can be dangerous at even low levels of exposure, especially for children and pregnant women.
2. Increase Landfill Space
Americans produce 4.4 pounds of trash every day. While some of this is recyclable, much of it is not, and it needs to go to a landfill. Not surprisingly, landfill space is now limited. When you recycle your devices, you're freeing up valuable room in landfills that can be put to better use.
3. Preserve Natural Resources
Electronics recycling refurbishes the parts of a device that can be repurposed for future use. That means manufacturing new products will require less harvesting of raw materials and less mining of the Earth's finite resources. This also results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less air pollution during the harvesting process.
Do your part and recycle your old electronics once they've reached the end of their life span. Evage Electronic Recycling offers electronics recycling services to the Boone County, AR, region. As an Environmental Protection Agency-certified recycling center, they accept all types of electronics and appliances, including computers, smartphones, printers, and refrigerators. They can also ensure the sensitive information kept on your electronic devices is successfully eliminated and will provide certificates of destruction upon request. To schedule a pickup, call (870) 416-2294.