Why Computer Recycling Is Important?
When we recycle, the raw materials are converted into new products, which reduces the need to eat raw, natural foods. If recycled materials can be recycled, new products are made by extracting new products from the Earth through mining, forestry and mining.
Computer recycling helps to conserve valuable resources and protects future natural habitats. Using recycled materials in the production system consumes much less energy than is needed to produce new products with immature materials – even when compared to all associated costs, such as transportation. There is also a saving of energy because more energy is needed to extract, refine, transport, and process raw materials suitable for the industry instead of providing industry-friendly materials.
Recycling reduces the need for extraction, refining, and processing of raw materials, creating significant air and water pollution. As recycling saves energy, it also reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, which help to cope with climate change.
Why Still Recommend The Benefits?
Computers are a fast-growing stream of waste in the world. Buyers often switch computers and computer-generated waste builds. Millions of obsolete computers are discarded every year. Computers should never be discarded without proper disposal techniques because they contain toxic substances. Electronic waste sometimes finds its way to developing countries.
The Environmental Program is alarmed at the number of electronic goods being illegally dumped overseas. There is growing concerned about pollution caused by hazardous chemicals and heavy metals in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Recycling your e-waste not only keeps hazardous substances out of the garbage dumps, but it can also protect children’s health, reduce the risk of overcrowding and save expensive fines. Computer recycling, along with all your expired electronic trash, makes sense.
Computers contain toxic substances. Cadmium used in computer batteries is a significant cause of kidney and bone damage. Chromium that hardens metal compartments causes kidney allergies, liver damage, and lung cancer. Lead in solder interferes with the growth of the brain and nervous system. Mercury, used in flat screen displays, causes central nervous system and kidney damage. Brominated flame retardants embedded in the casing and circuit boards create endocrine disruption. These hazards continue in the area where computers are dumped in landfills.
Recycled computers allow essential materials to be returned to work again instead of being lost in landfills. Cadmium is a rare mineral that is found in low concentrations. Recycling computers allows refined cadmium to be recycled. Computers contain silicon, aluminium, gold and lead, metal, plastic, tin and other materials that can be recycled. Any metal extracted from a recycled computer is a metal that does not need to be mined.
In 2007, 157.3 million computers were dumped in landfills. That is 157,300,000 computers, keyboards, monitors, and accessories discarded in just one year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimated at the time that some 234.6 million electronic products were out of order and were waiting in storage for disposal. In 2007 the recycling rate was only 18 per cent, which means that some of these electronics are probably sitting in the garbage dumps at this time. Compacted computers keep them out of already present garbage dumps.