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Mississauga Electronics Recycling: Local & Global Benefits
July 21, 2016

Why are the people of Mississauga electronics recycling and cleaning up the community? It’s because we love our city and want to keep it green. A great way to do your part and contribute is by bringing in old electronics—computers, lap tops, cell phones, game consoles—to be recycled. This simple act ensures that outmoded electronics don’t wind up in a landfill. With free pick-up options and rebates available, why would anyone in Mississauga say no to electronics recycling?  

 

There are so many reasons for recycling old electronics

Why are communities being encouraged to recycle electronics? The demand for electronic products is increasing and, in order to keep up, product manufacturers turn to recycling as a source of valuable materials. It is more economically feasible to recycle metal than it is to mine it from original ore. Mining, extracting, transporting, and processing raw ore consumes a great deal of fossil fuel. In comparison, recycling uses less water consumption and produces less carbon dioxide emissions which are the primary cause of air pollution.

Old junk can be turned into cash

The financial incentives of electronics recycling in Mississauga can be very beneficial for any individual. It is no longer surprising to see scavengers searching for discarded metal and electronic products on dumpsites because scrap yards pay good money for scrap metal and used electronics. Most consumer electronics on the market contain differing levels of iron, aluminum, copper, nickel, gold, and palladium. These materials are in high demand from manufacturers. Old circuit boards especially are a gold mine that most are not aware of.

Recycle for our environment

In Mississauga, electronics recycling is on the rise as more eco-conscious citizens realize they can prevent hazardous toxins from winding up in landfills and leeching into the ground. Electronic waste is full of valuable metals, however it is also full of toxins which wreak havoc to the environment. According to the World Health Organization, dumped electronics contain lead, cadmium, and chromium. They also contain brominated flame retardants (BFRs) which are linked to neurobehavioral effects, endocrine disruption, and sharply spiking cancer rates in both animals and humans. For your Mississauga electronics recycling needs, Alnor Industries disposes all harmful toxins in accordance to strict OES standards.