Electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is defined as discarded electronic equipment destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal. These e-waste products contain hazardous pollutants such as cadmium, lithium, arsenic, lead, dioxins and mercury. When e-waste is irresponsibly disposed of in our landfills, these substances leak into the groundwater and soil, becoming harmful to human health and the environment.
To comply with local regulations, any e-waste from non-residential sources must not be disposed of in landfills. Electronic waste must be recycled or taken to a hazardous waste facility.
By responsibly recycling e-waste, we can not only benefit our environment, but our economy; our health; and our future.
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Why Dispose Electronic Waste?
In the tech savvy world that we live in, we need to clearly understand the meaning of electronic waste, which is a term used to describe useless or unwanted computers, monitors, cell phones, laptops, desktop phones, TV, printers etc. This discarded electronic equipment is either available to the market (if it is in a good working condition) or it is recycled. This waste is a source of perplexity worldwide and poses a challenge that every individual should be accountable and liable for.
In some developing countries proper and safe handling of these electronic materials are a significant point of concern. Due to lack of capital outdoor burning of this electronic waste is one way of conducting unsafe handling in these countries. This chemical process of combustion effectuates very small particles resulting in diseases pertaining to the heart and lungs, besides this, hazards of lead poisoning increases as well.
The improper placement of this electronic waste results in the contamination of the environment, hence posing a threat to the Eco-system. Without basic and general awareness, people even in their homes can be exposed to the hazards as it is abundantly yielding. This unsuspecting danger can make its way into the food we consume and the water we drink. Electronic equipment contains unsafe materials like lead, cadmium and mercury. If these substances access man in much amounts, these can cause harm to different organs of the body and different types of cancers.Since children and unborn babies, in particular, are more vulnerable, if exposed they are more susceptible to the toxic side effects.
The best way to dispose your electronic waste is with a responsible recyclable facility which is e-Stewards or R2 certified like ABM System and Recycling Surplus based in Texas. Companies are constantly working on the e- waste management system. If every one takes into consideration this serious crisis, we all can set global standards and make the environment safer.
Our Houston, Tx Electronic Recycling facilities uses ABM System's state-of-the-art shredding machines, which are specifically designed to shred the drives so that no data can ever be reconstructed or retrieved.
We use D.O.D (Department Of Defense standards) & other software to make sure data removal is complete and permanent.
Computer Recycling Houston
9329 Alberene Dr Houston, TX 77074
(713) 541-2700 Electronic Recycling Center
Hours: Mon-Fri 08am - 4:30pm (Sat, Sun Closed)
Categories: Computer Recycling , Electronic Recycling , Hard Drive Shredding, Electronic Surplus