Electronic waste refers to discarded, end-of-life, broken electrical or electronic products. It is a hazardous waste with a negative impact on health and the environment. The improper treatment of e-waste or open dumping in landfills produces toxic chemicals, which has become a global issue.
E-waste is a growing problem as people demand more for electronic products. We have grown comfortable doing activities, owing to the pandemic. We are now more dependent on our mobile phones, tablets, and computers for communication and correspondence.
According to a report generated by the UN University, it has been predicted that electronic and electrical waste will be doubled by 2050 to reach 111 million Tonnes per year. Most importantly, the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020 highlights that ‘only 17.4 percent of 2019’s e-waste was collected and recycled.’ It means a huge quantity of e-waste is tossed in a community landfill without proper treatment.
Recycle Technologies takes responsibility for recycling your e-waste. We offer professional e-waste recycling services. We are committed to achieving zero waste emissions and conserving non-replenishable natural resources.
What Are The Categories of Electronic Waste?
According to the Global E-waste 2017 report, electrical waste has six categories. Each category has a different lifetime profile, quantities, economic value, and potential health and environmental impacts.
- Temperature exchange equipment- Air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.
- Screen monitors- televisions, and tablets.
- Lamps- LED, fluorescent lamps, etc.
- Large equipment- washing machines, printing machines, etc.
- Small equipment- kitchen appliances, medical devices, vacuum cleaners, cameras, electrical toys, etc.
- Small IT and Telecommunication equipment– Pocket calculators, GPS, mobile phones, personal computers, etc.
What is The Impact of Improper Electronic Waste Disposal?
Alarming Health issues
The health issues from electrical and e-waste are alarming. The negative impacts linked to this type of waste are respiratory effects, DNA damage, and increasing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer. WHO warns of situations for informal processing of e-waste devices with birth defects, reduced cognition, etc. Exposure to harmful substances like lead, nickel, mercury, bromine, and flame retardants puts human health at risk.
E-waste contains valuable resources like silver, copper, nickel, and gold, dumped into landfills. It causes pressure on mining. Over-exploitation of these resources contributes to depletion.
Electronic and electrical waste contains complex toxic chemicals and hazardous substances. It pollutes our ecosystems and poisons our air, soil, and groundwater. Open burning of e-waste produces toxic fumes that pollute the air. Leachates contaminate soil and seep into groundwater. These toxic chemicals pollute all these environmental segments.
How Can Recycle Technologies Solve Your Electronic Waste Problem?
The points below clearly list how we reduce e-waste’s impact on your health and the environment.
Sustainable Recycling of Ewaste
Recycle Technologies adopt sustainable recycling goals for e-waste. We ensure the safe management of hazardous waste materials to meet high environmental standards.
Corporate Social Responsibility
We take the responsibility for zero waste in landfills. We are committed to the safe disposal of electrical waste to conserve energy, recycle natural resources, and minimize ecological impact. It shows our efforts for a clean environment.
The Economic Opportunity
We contribute to reducing how ewaste impacts the environment. We provide diverse green job opportunities in the recycling sector from the collection and safe disposal to environmental compliance.
Resource Conservation And Creation of A Circular Economy
We can recycle your electrical waste to minimize the environmental impacts of mining activities. Heavy metals have economic value. Reclamation of these metals, such as Mercury, Lead, Gold, Silver, and Copper, is essential. Otherwise, rare-earth metals will be depleted.
Reduce Greenhouse Gases
By contributing our efforts to ewaste recycling, we can help in reducing tons of e-waste polluting the environment. We are contributing to reducing our carbon footprint.
Electronic waste has become a global concern in dealing with hazardous material. Due to its adverse impacts on health and the environment being treated improperly, the United Nations and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) emphasize eliminating the informal treatment of electrical waste. Recycle Technologies work in compliance with environmental standards for safe disposal with zero emission goals. We satisfy our stakeholders in making the planet clean and green with sustainable recycling.
For Safe and secure ewaste recycling you can reach us at: www.recycletechnologies.com/contact-us/