3 Things you Didn’t Know About E-WastePosted on: Monday, August 22nd, 2016
E-waste is becoming a growing problem in both the US and the world. E-waste is a relatively new term; it simply describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered e-waste. Why is e-waste a much larger problem than people think?
More than 20 million tons of e-waste are produced every year.
Humans create and discard a staggering amount of e-waste, yet most people don’t even assume it leads to a problem. Because of the growth of e-waste in recent years, California has recently passed an Electronic Waste Recycling Act, which makes it illegal to discard ‘end of life’ electronic equipment.
Electronics that end up in landfills can release toxins like lead, mercury, and cadmium.
Numerous items should be recycled instead of thrown in the trash to eventually end up in the landfill. Items like: computers, circuit boards, electronic components, telecommunications equipment, televisions, computer monitors, hard drives, and more, are all items that should be recycled and reused instead of discarded and sent to the landfill.
You can help more than you think.
If you have any outdated electronics that are destined for the trash, reconsider using a company like Nor-Cal Moving to assist in the recycling process.
We offer numerous computer recycling programs as well as assistance with other electronics. Under our Electronic Hardware Recycling Program, Nor-Cal will pick up your electronics directly from your home as well as provide you with a certificate of environmentally safe equipment disposal.
San Francisco e-waste is a growing topic that needs to be both continually addressed. Do your part by having your e-waste collected by Nor-Cal Moving Service.
To learn more, contact Nor-Cal Moving Services today to schedule a pick up or learn more about our other green and e-waste initiatives.