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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manufacture better ones; it becomes obvious that there has to be a way of disposing of the older ones that are either outdated or no longer in use.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 But ultimately, it makes so much sense to hand over your used and outdated computers to recyclers, in order to save our environment.

May 25, 2012

Recycling Mobile Phones

Every year in Europe, there is an impressive figure of 160 million mobile phones that are thrown. And of this number, only 1% is recycled properly. This data came from a study of the Renewal Device Forum. Mobile phones are part of the so-called WEEE (waste from electrical and electronic equipment).

A huge number of polluting technology which, if recycled and reused, could lead to savings of 1.5 billion euros on materials and 120 million in energy savings.


These huge numbers stress the lack of widely-used consumer products into the environment: “Few people return their phones at the end of its use, despite incentives, and (some) information campaign,” says an executive at Sony Mobile France.

How do we recycle? First of all, try to use your phones as long as possible. If they’re no longer working, however, confer them to the ecological islands (or recycling centers) in your municipality for recycling and recovery. The collection should always know what to do.