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The Global Impact of Computer Recycling in Mississauga
November 29, 2016

In order to stress the importance of computer recycling in Mississauga (and other green initiatives in the GTA), we need to know a bit more about e waste. Did you know? A very alarming trend in global waste is computer equipment and electronic rubbish. Rapid technological changes entail that there will always be newer, better and more powerful products available. The outcome is an escalating waste mountain of computers, with millions of obsolete personal computers improperly discarded every year. For this reason, centers dedicated to computer recycling in Mississauga emerged to help combat this destructive trend.

 

The Importance of Recycling Computer Equipment

Computer waste is also referred to as electronic waste or e waste. It does not only pertain to computer waste but also to printers, hard drives, circuit boards and other technological equipment. These items must never be dumped with household garbage, due to the fact that these items often contain toxic substances and are known to be very hazardous to human beings and other living things.

Where Does It All Go?

Computer waste usually ends up in third world or developing countries. The United Nation’s Environment Program is bringing attention to the huge volume of computer and electronic goods that are incorrectly disposed in developing nations. There is an escalating concern with regards to pollution due to heavy metals and dangerous chemicals in Asia, South America and Africa. What is inside your personal computer? It is made up of 23 percent plastic, 32 percent ferrous metals, 18 percent non-ferrous metals, 12 percent electronic boards and 15 percent glass.

Options for Disposal

You can ethically dispose of computer waste by simply returning these products to the manufacturer of the items, donating goods to non-profit organizations or bringing the item to your local recycling facility. Alnor Industries are committed to being Mississauga’s computer recycling facility of choice by standing up for sound recycling practices in their community.