Australia being one of the highest users of technology, e-waste, unsurprisingly, is one of the fastest growing types of waste here. And this has made e-waste recycling an essential part in our quest for better and greener tomorrow.
Sadly, according to a report commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), Australia’s e-waste disposal system is about 10 years behind that of Europe, Asia and USA.
Don’t throw away your old electronic items… recycle them instead
There are a host of reasons why you should recycle your old electronics instead of throwing. Here are 3 important reasons why-
- E-waste sometimes includes toxic chemicals like lead and mercury that must be treated efficiently to restrict their harmful effects on our health and ecosystem.
- Natural resources are used in making/manufacturing the electronic, which is conserved when the old items are recycled and reused.
- Recycling electronics—or anything for that matter—instead of throwing them away saves landfill space.
Aside the mentioned ones, E-waste recycling has become a big industry that job millions across the world. It is estimated, by 2020, its market size will reach to USD 5.04 Billion. So when you’re e-waste recycling, not only are you contributing for a greener tomorrow but also indirectly helping so many people employed.
So do have loose switchboards, metals, glass, fiberglass and more lying around in your house? Don’t throw them away. Recycle instead.
You can easily find good recycling companies in Adelaide, South Australia who offer quick, efficient and very affordable services. Plastic or fluorescent light recycling; they cater to all your needs.