02 Sep

If we look closely e-waste recycling or ITAD services have become quite common place. E-waste data destruction or recycling is being practiced both formally and informally. Proper formal e-waste recycling comprises the traditional methods of e-waste data destruction in both hardware and software. When we talk about this kind of method we usually mean disassembling the electronics and digital appliances and separating and categorizing their contents by material and chemical composition.

All these items that come out of our electronics are then segregated and separated based on their metal and plastic compositions. These are then either shredded or put to use again.

The shredding procedure is done mechanically and it further results in sorting and advanced separation of the materials so collected. The ITAD services providers in your city would adhere to the general health and safety rules that are being followed by every other company in your local area.

They should also follow the specific pollution control rules and applicable technologies so that the effect of such recycling procedures and their environmental hazards can be diminished in the process.

Other than this, it is also important to note that this formal method of e-waste recycling is typically more expensive than its counterpart which is the informal way of recycling electronic waste.

Do you know that the US is the second largest producer of e-waste after China? If we go back to the year 2012 their e-waste amounted to over 64 pounds per person. We can only imagine the numbers at the moment. We may argue that formal methods of e-waste recycling are not in our reach. But this is where the informal methods come in and therefore everyone is being encouraged to get in touch with their local recycling authorities and e-waste repurposing communities that are established for the very purpose.

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