Save energy and save resources by extracting minimum possible natural raw materials from the earth. Recycling e-waste conserves these resources by recovering valuable material from obsolete electronic products that can be used to make new products. It is possible to concentrate, extract and combine natural elements found in e-waste into new and unique elements such as aluminum, copper, plastics etc. These resources when used efficiently prevent them from spoiling the environment.
Secure recycling of out-dated electronics promotes sound management of hazardous chemicals such as mercury, lead and cadmium. If sent to a local landfill, TV’s, computers, and batteries contain dangerous chemicals that may leach through the ground and pollute the groundwater. This can be a health hazard as it can contaminate everything from soil in which food is grown, to the water you drink.
We can influence the future when we buy new equipment by bearing in mind how the equipment will impact the environment at the end of its life cycle. Buying energy-efficient and environmentally sound components, computers, servers, and other ICT equipment helps to reduce the contaminant factor of e- waste.