Apr 17, 2013

Eco-friendly Way of Disposing Old Computers

The use of computers in homes have increased tremendously, and as tech companies manufacture better ones; it becomes obvious that there has to be a way of disposing of the older ones that are either outdated or no longer in use.

A lot of times, repairing old computers doesn’t make sense, because the cost could far outweigh the entire value of the computer. So it becomes even cheaper and better to buy a new one.

In disposing of computers, you have to realize that the computer components carry poisonous substances like mercury, cadmium and lead. The lead is majorly found in the monitor of those old cathode-ray computer screens.

Recycling plant tellies and monitors Norway.

Flame retardants like polybrominated diphenyl ethers, antimony trioxide, polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated biphenyls, are also present. This makes surplus computers in a home to be considered as hazardous waste by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

So to avoid the risk of contaminating our environment with heavy chemicals, recycling the computers will ensure that the glasses, metals and plastics are not wasted.

In fact, these resources from the computers can be used in the production of newer computers, while at the same time saving our ecosystem from the risks associated with environmental pollution.

You definitely wouldn’t have realized that by recycling a million computers, the amount of energy equivalent required in about 4,000 homes would have been saved.

By recycling, you also protect even your deleted personal data from your hard disk too. But ultimately, it makes so much sense to hand over your used and outdated computers to recyclers, in order to save our environment.

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