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Old Electronics: An Unexpected Hazard

Old Electronics: An Unexpected Hazard

With electronic devices being so integral to almost everyone’s daily lives and new models coming out so often, one can imagine how all the old tech would pile up quickly. Those old devices are classified as “e-waste” and require special protocols for safe disposal.

Whether your company is upgrading outdated tech, or you are switching to a new model of television in your home, you’re generating hazardous waste! There are many components inside of our electronics that can break down and harm the environment. With electronic devices being so integral to almost everyone’s daily lives and new models coming out so often, one can imagine how all the old tech would pile up quickly. Those old devices are classified as “e-waste” and require special protocols for safe disposal.

Out with the Old…

Did you know that there are around 500million unused cell phones just taking up space in peoples’ lives at any given time? That’s just the cell phones. Now add to that the old laptops and computers, TVs, GPS devices, and all the other old electronics that usually just end up in landfills. This mishandling led to the creation of the e-waste classification.

“The End of the Line” or A New Beginning?

Less than 13% of electronic waste is disposed of properly.  Most electronic devices contain several different materials that can be separated from one another, melted down, and re-used to create new products. This includes metals such as copper, tin, iron, and even silver and gold. Most also include some glass and plastic. Recycling these materials is hugely beneficial in that it helps to decrease costs associated with new devices and it keeps potentially dangerous pollutants out of the ground.

E-Waste and You

Knowing what you know now, what will you do differently? There are many things you can do to prevent e-waste from ending up in landfills. If you’re a business owner and upgrading your tech, consider either donating your old things or partnering with an e-waste disposal company like AEG Environmental. We can take care of the e-waste disposal process for you! We make sure your e-waste goes safely to the proper locations where it is either recycled or disposed in the proper manner. All you have to do is give us a call!

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL AND TRAINING. CONTACT US TODAY!

No matter what kind of environmental issue you may have, AEG Environmental can help. We handle every situation with care, dedication, and a commitment to exemplary customer service. When you have an emergency, you can rely on us! Need training? We can handle that too! We train in a wide variety of environmental management areas so that your company can remain compliant with EPA, DOT, and OSHA. Make sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest in the waste management world! You should also follow us on social media for updates.

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