What is electronic waste removal? It's the removal of old electrical appliances such as computers, laptops, phones and tablets. North Americans interact with their personal technology devices all day long, but rarely stop to think about how they'll dispose of them. This is a concerning issue, given how often we buy new electronics. E-waste can cause health problems and environmental hazards if it is not handled properly. A viable solution to the growing problem of e-waste is hiring an electronic waste removal company.
When a piece of electronics runs its course, it's unclear what to do with it. Most people end up simply trashing their e-waste. Only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled worldwide. This has resulted in a massive uptake in landfill use. Many tons of e-waste has been relegated to landfills, compounding the already pressing environmental issues the world is facing. In 2018, 49.8 tons of e-waste made it landfills. That number is projected to rise in 2019 to 59.6 tons of extra waste.
If people knew the environmental cost of producing just one computer system, maybe they would behave differently. One computer system requires 530 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals and 1.5 tons of water. There has been exponential growth in e-waste over the years, which our environment cannot sustain.
When you hire a junk removal company, 100% of the electronic item is recycled. This translates into millions of dollars generated by the processing plant, which can be funnelled into other green initiatives. Computers, televisions, printers, scanners/copiers, shredders and monitors are all examples of items that can be effectively recycled. Next time you have one of the above items you need to dispose of, keep in mind the environmental cost of trashing that item. By calling Junk Works for your electronic waste removal, you're making the green choice.
The global demand for consumer electronics has wreaked havoc on the environment. We're using significantly more resources than before to build these products, and we're not disposing of them properly. Fossil fuels, water and land resources are being used up to produce new electronics, but there's an environmental price for having the latest and greatest. Don't let e-waste pile up and ruin the environment. An electronic waste removal company will help you declutter your home and ensure that 100% of your electronics are recycled.
This year, be mindful of how you're getting rid of your electronics. You can recycle in your home, take the bus to work and eat locally, but if you're trashing your electronics then you're undoing all that good work. Instead of sending your junk to the landfill, go a greener route. Junk Works is the number one company for electronic waste removal. Next time you have an item to get rid of, call us and we'll do all the heavy lifting!