Why Recycle Used Electronics? Mitchell Electronic experts estimate that U.S. consumers throw away over 500 million units of electronic equipment per year. This electronic waste is now communally called E-Waste. Recycling E-Waste protects both human health and the environment by diverting tens of thousands of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators; keeping some nasty toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, beryllium, chromium, and chemical flame retardants from contaminating the air, water and soil; and conserving natural resources by allowing valuable materials to be reclaimed and reused, rather than using virgin material.
Recycle Used Electronics
What are some of the best waste management options available?
- Reuse of whole units: Reuse functioning electronic equipment by donating it to someone who can still use it.
- Repair/refurbishment/remanufacturing of units
- Recovery/reuse of functional peripherals or components
- Recycling of constituent materials: Recycle those components that cannot be repaired.
- Last. Responsible disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in permitted landfills.
Another issue facing households, local authorities, and landfills is packaging from electronic purchased items. That box your computer came in, blister pack your battery was packaged in and so forth. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published several Standards on packaging and the environment to help manufacturers develop their own best procedures and practices.
At Mitchell Electronics, we believe in our responsibility to find the right packaging to help the environment. One of our latest trends is to opt for eco-friendly packaging, and almost all of our top packaging vendors offer to us several products that use eco-friendly materials. Opting for this type of packaging provides our customers with many benefits, including both obvious ones and those that most people do not consider.
We hope that many other small businesses can help join with us by using recycled packaging such as old newspapers, scrap paper, previously used Styrofoam or starch “peanuts” and backyard plant life, or simply by buying packaging that has been made from recyclable materials. Each time a business or individual elects to re-use an item or substitutes a recyclable substance in their shipping materials decreases the demand for virgin paper and plastic products.
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