Staying on top of the latest technology means having quite a bit of electronic waste laying around. Simply throwing the electronics in the trash can result in fines and environmental damage. There are many benefits to your small business for recycling your electronics.
Electronics contain both recyclable and toxic materials. Electronic scrap Toronto requires special handling and cannot be thrown into the municipal dump. By recycling the products, you can reuse the many precious metals within the electronics such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium.
Many electronics require the use of a variety of toxic substances that are hazardous to human health if leaked into the groundwater supply. Without recycling, these toxic chemicals move into the soil and water impacting the health of humans in the direct area and beyond. Cadmium, lead and mercury are toxic metals necessary for the proper functioning of the batteries and other key functions of electronics. Lead can be reused to create new batteries.
As a small business, you likely keep most of your data on the machines in your business. Carelessly disposing of those electronics can put the data stored on those devices at risk for a security breach. Someone could find that information and use it. Recycling eliminates that by wiping the data from the units prior to processing.
Recycling allows for less metal mining which helps the environment. Currently, there is a toxic pool of water in Spain with beautiful turquoise water that has attracted tourists recently for water recreation. Unfortunately, the water is leftover from metal mining and contains toxic gases and chemicals that are hazardous to human health. Recycling means less mining for metals.
Recycling reduces the amount of space required for landfills while reducing pollution at the same time. Professional recyclers have an opportunity to provide job opportunities in a needed area. Recycling helps conserve natural resources by requiring fewer mining operations and less pollution.