According to a UN study, about 50 million tonnes of electronic waste were disposed of worldwide. E-waste or electronic waste recycling is the process of recovery material from old devices to useful new products. Most of these electronic products end up in landfills, and only 20% of e-waste is recycled. E-waste should be properly disposed of as it contains various toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials that are released into the environment. In addition to the rise in the use and purchase of electronic items such as smartphones and laptops, e-waste has also risen.
Recycling old and damaged electronics can reduce the need to mine metals and it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions since old devices have been re-used for producing new ones. TVs, laptops, PCs, video consoles, cables, wires, smartwatches, remote controls, and mobile phones can all be recycled for metals such as copper, tin, iron, aluminium, carbon, titanium, gold, and silver. There are many materials used in making these electronic devices that can be recovered, reused, and recycle.
How YFC can help your business?
- • Protect Brand Reputation
- • Secure destruction of the hazardous substances
- • Recycling of metal components, promoting Circular Economy
- • Diverts Waste from Landfills
- • Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- • Demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility