Here is a compelling infographic about e-waste. What happens to all those cell phones and…
It’s more than 100 years already since the first materials recovery plant was opened up in New York and during this span, we have learnt the great many advantages that recycling comes with. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only 32.5% of the waste is recycled across all industries. However, among the rest, more than 12.5% is burned and added to the atmosphere as hazardous emissions and the remaining 55% go into landfills, polluting our land, water and crops. Recycling should not just involve reducing the waste that is put up for landfills but reducing the amount of chemicals that seep into the soil and water as a result. IT industries and manufacturers are the largest contributors to hazardous landfills and should be the ones focusing more on ethical recycling processes.
At the core of recycling is a loop of activities that returns the unusable wastes back into the production process and also reducing the amount of chemicals that are leaked out. Re-manufacturing doesn’t necessarily need to stick to the same industry as the original waste and this can in fact be a profitable course of activity. Sooner or later, our wastes will become un-containable and landfills will take the form of avalanches.
If you are in an industry that is depending upon solid and chemical wastes, an IT recycling company can be of immense help. It is important to remember that recycling isn’t just good for the environment or the society but you yourself.
There is great money in recycling. Wastes of a certain industry can be the raw material of a different one and as such you are never on the losing side of the investment. Ink cartridges, cell phones, PDAs, silicon chips and even aluminum cans can be recycled.
Conservation of resources
Disposing off a single cola can against recycling is like wasting off 6 ounces of gasoline. In 2013, USA saved more than 15 million barrels of petroleum by recycling aluminum cans. Similarly, in 2004, Pennsylvania recycled more than 1 million tons of steel and in the process saved more than 1.3 million tons of iron ore, 62,000 tons of limestone and 718,000 tons of coal. Similarly, recycling paper waste can save a millions of trees, a highly “taken for granted” natural resource. So, think for yourself.
Seeing the larger scale, IT recycling can in fact reduce the expense in energy costs. Again, to propose an example, it will require more energy to manufacture a new aluminum can than to recycle and reproduce 20 of them.
Every country in the world is stepping up its concerns regarding recycling and conservation of resources. This is a noble cause that brings both financial and social benefits to an organization. With nothing to lose, recycling can in fact develop your networking and help you become a model production premise.
Contribute to creating jobs
The IT recycling industry can create hundreds of jobs every year but this is possible only if IT manufacturers like you understand the benefits of the same. As already said, you have nothing to lose, if not gain.
If you have been looking for the best recycling agency for your IT manufacturing premises, Ecogreen can be a lot of help. With an experience over a decade, they are the leading service providers in IT recycling.
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