When disposing of unused or expired electronics, be sure to keep the Earth in mind and remain educated on how improper disposal can have an incredibly hazardous effect on the environment. We’ve created an infographic to increase awareness of how yesterday’s electronics can become today’s problem. Check out our Earth Day E-Waste Infographic below!
E-Waste is Growing
Electronic waste is the fastest growing source of waste in North America. It comprises 2% of all trash and 70% of all toxic waste. By 2017, the volume of discarded e-products worldwide is expected to be 33% higher than in 2012 and weigh the equivalent of eight of the Great Pyramids of Giza!
- 142,000 computers are thrown away every day
E-Waste is Harmful
Lead and other harmful materials found in electronic waste can he harmful to:
- The liver
E-Waste is Valuable
70% of electronic waste by weight is processed in the United States and sold at home or the global marketplace as commodity. Recycling 1 million cellphones can recover:
- 50 lbs of gold
- 550 lbs of silver
- 20,000 lbs of copper
What Can You Do?
Don’t let your unused IT assets become another hazardous and wasteful item in a landfill. Consider utilizing an IT asset disposition service to erase, recycle, or destroy your decommissioned infrastructure.
CentricsIT can provide E-Steward-certified recycling and destruction services, and we can use our unprecedented access to the global IT marketplace to seek out the hidden value in your equipment. You’ll get top-dollar on equipment that would otherwise sit dormant in your data center. Our IT recycling program includes: Zero-Landfill policy adherence, Clean and Sustainable Disposal Practices, Asset Tracking, and Total EPA Compliance.
Ready to do your part for a greener tomorrow? Contract CentricsIT for sustainable ITAD solutions.