Making E-Waste Less Wasteful
Keeping e-waste out of landfills ensures a better environmental future
Whether through planned obsolescence or the desire for better, faster technology, e-waste has become a real issue. In fact, the average consumer disposes of nearly 50lbs of e-waste per year. 50 lbs! And while the vast majority of waste in landfills is not e-waste – in fact, it’s less than 4% - its among the most harmful. The chemicals inherent to building computers, cell phones and other devices mix with the earth, water and the air to produce effects that can be harmful to both people and wildlife. And though they aren’t as prevalent as they used to be, there are also tax benefits available to those that make the effort to recycle e-waste.
While there is a reluctance for both consumers and businesses to recycle their outdated, broken or out-of-commission technology, it’s critical that it become as common as other recycling efforts. There are logistical challenges based on the sheer volume, size and weight of electronics that are out of use. That’s why relying on recyclers like Arrow – who can provide pickup service – is so critical. Businesses can even be paid for recycling electronic materials that can be recycled and reused.
To find out more about how you can play a role in eliminating e-waste in landfills and to find a reliable partner, visit https://www.arrowscrap.com/services/e-waste-recycling