Electronics have always produced large amounts of garbage. However, over the most recent decades the desire to have the latest technology, planned obsolescence, and cost or inability to repair has resulted in a sizable increase of electronic waste. Recent data shows that electronic waste, commonly known as “e-waste” is the fastest-growing type of garbage in the United States. Over recent decades the desire to have the latest technology, planned obsolescence, and cost or inability to repair has resulted in a sizable increase of electronic waste. In 2012 the U.S. spent 206 billion dollars on consumer electronics. Sadly, only 29% of the resulting waste was recycled. This global ecological problem requires governments, manufacturers, and consumers to work together to protect our environment for future generations to come.
Advantages of Recycling Old Electronic Electronics Recycling Protect Our Natural Resources:
Electronics contain many hazardous materials like lead, mercury, insulation, plastics, and acids. These materials must be removed from devices and then disposed of or recycled. But recycling is more than that – it is the repurposing and repairing of devices including smartphones, computers, and other electronics that extend their life cycle. This reduces waste and delays the purchase of new products which will ultimately result in future waste. Repaired or repurposed electronics can be offered to emerging markets who do not have the purchasing power to acquire the newest technologies.
E-waste contains valuable raw materials such as aluminum, silver, copper, gold, and ferrous materials which are great resources!
Reduce Environmental Pollution:
Proper disposal of e-waste material reduces environmental pollution in our air, water, and soil.
Negative Consequences of Improper e-waste Disposal
Burning of plastic and rubber causes air pollution. When electronic devices are burned, they contain harmful materials that include lead, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants which emit toxic fumes that can travel thousands of miles. The landing place for these harmful chemicals could land in our water, soil, and food. Improper dumping and disposal into regular landfills will allow the dangerous compounds to leach to soil and enter our water supply. These toxins cause damage to the human brain, heart, kidneys, skeletal and reproductive system. The same will affect animal population and our ecosystems.
Customers Disposal of E-Waste
Pivoi packaging is 100% recyclable.
For electronic and electronic related items please take these items to your local designated recycling collection center. If your venue does not have a center, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with the proper disposal of your item(s).
Please help us reduce e-waste!