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Importance of Recycling IT equipment

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  1. Importance of Recycling IT equipment?

  2. What is IT waste? IT waste also known as e-waste, is the electrical or electronic product which is no longer wanted or useful. E-waste covers computers and computer equipment including printers, scanners, keyboards, mice and monitors as well as televisions.

  3. Why is e-waste harmful? IT equipment contains several hazardous materials and toxins which are harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed of carefully. These hazardous materials cause an increased risk of cancer if inhaled by workers and local residents or by entering the food chain via crops from the surrounding fields.

  4. The mostly found toxic substances in e-waste are Lead Mercury Cadmium Arsenic Hexavalent Chromium PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride Plastics) Brominated Flame Retardants

  5. The reason e-waste is constantly increasing as • Increasing wealth is allowing people to buy more products • Low prices allow consumers to replace goods often • Rapid change in technology gives consumers new and better options

  6. What can we do? We can dispose computer or other IT equipment waste by returning the products to the manufacturer or to professional e-wasterecycling companies. These companies collect IT equipment including computers and printers, either for reuse or for de-manufacture and recycling.

  7. What is recycling? Recycling is the process of making new products or raw materials from used or waste products. This process involves certain steps by which recyclingis done.

  8. Benefits of recycling IT equipment? • It conserves raw materials • It saves energy • It helps protect the environment • It reduces landfill • It saves you money

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