SOLUTION TO E WASTE
WHAT IS E-WASTE?
Electronic waste (or e-waste) is any electronic item which has a power cord or an on and off button, items such as computer equipment, appliances, tools and a vast range of electronic items. E-waste is generated from homes and offices at a rapidly growing rate. Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for refurbishment, reuse, resale, salvage recycling through material recovery, or disposal are also considered e-waste.
THE GROWING PROBLEM OF E-WASTE
Electronic waste or e-waste in Canada refers to electronic products that have reached the end of their operable lives, and Canada is beginning to address its waste problems with governmental regulations. Used electronics are the quickest-growing source of waste and can have serious health impacts. In Canada we are generating ever increasing amounts of e-waste and only recently Canada has recently begun to make an effort to start regulating where e-waste goes and how it is disposed of.
THE RECYCLING SOLUTION
Canada is facing a rapidly increasing e-waste disposal problem. We need to actively reduce the amount of e-waste being sent to landfill. The solution is recycling.Recycling e-waste offers multiple benefits to the environment: It reduces the amount of landfill, It reduces environmental pollution caused by dangerous substances ending up in our waterways, soil and air, allows recycling of valuable materials
A lot of e-waste contains heavy metals, in particular lead and mercury, and chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons and flame retardants which attack the ozone layer. These chemicals are extremely dangerous in our environment, causing contamination to our waterways, soil and air. Large volumes of e-waste going to landfill increases the problem significantly resulting in non-reversable environmental pollution.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Remarketing your old, redundant IT and communication assets is good for a number of reasons:
- You will receive a return, which you could put into new IT assets
- Remarketing reduces landfill and environmental eWaste
- You are allowing the community to buy securely refurbished IT equipment at a lowered cost
- Remarketing maximises the value of your IT equipment