Recycling Electronic Waste U-
Electronic Waste (ewaste) recycling is more than just reusing materials.
Recycling ewaste not only diverts toxic metals from landfill but it also means many valuable materials can be reused. Recycling reduces the amount of waste as well as the mining of raw materials – in essence recycling is “above ground mining”.
Recycling also saves on energy
There is a massive energy saving when creating secondary raw materials compared to primary raw materials. For example, recycling steel into a secondary raw material uses 74% less energy than the production of the primary product. Recycled Aluminium uses 95% less, Copper 85% less, Lead 65% less and Plastics 80% less – it’s a win, win, win scenario – we protect precious resources, divert usable materials from landfill and conserve energy all at the same time!
Recycling needs to evolve to our lifestyles
We’ve been recycling products in one way or another for thousands of years, it’s just that in recent decades the concept of ‘disposable goods’ has reached all time highs and the topic of ‘conservation’ is paramount. What is new is the need to adapt recycling methods and behaviours to keep up with our lifestyles and technological advancements.
Our approach to recycling
If you’re interested in having your ewaste recycled please give us a call today on 832.203.5477.