Why You Should Recycle Your E-Waste Properly
People today are buying more and more electronic products than ever before. Newer, faster technology is constantly being introduced, replacing old and out-of-date devices. This results in countless electronics being tossed out and ending up in landfills. Recycle your electronics properly with the help of RAKI Electronics Recycling. Get in touch with us today to learn more about e-waste disposal and data destruction.
Harmful Chemicals and Toxins Get into the Environment
Many old electronic devices contain toxic substances that include lead, mercury, cadmium, beryllium, polyvinyl chloride, and chromium. When e-waste is tossed into landfills, these chemicals leach into the soil, polluting the groundwater as well as the air.
For Added Safety
Many people forget that when they throw out electronics, they may open themselves up to security risks. While we may wish we lived in a world where people respected other people’s belongings, privacy, and information, we don’t. There are countless people out there who will dig through your electronics to find private or sensitive information at your cost. Data breaches can be extremely costly, and the potential lawsuits and consequences are simply not worth it.
Saves Raw Materials
Recycling saves the raw materials that can be repurposed by producing new devices. As a result, energy is saved, pollution is reduced, and there are fewer greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.
Proper Disposal of Electronics is Easier than Ever
Nowadays, there are countless responsible ways to dispose of your old electronic assets. You can check with retailers — some retailers will take back old electronics you purchased at their stores, especially if you purchase new items to replace the old ones. You can donate to charities, or find a certified recycler!
RAKI Electronics Recycling would be happy to be your go-to certified recycler. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our secure data destruction or our IT asset disposition. We look forward to helping you.