As technology continues to improve, our old electronics become obsolete. E-waste, or electronic waste, is a growing problem. There are concerns about how these used electronics are handled and disposed of. Improper disposal of e-waste can lead to serious health and environmental issues. Sometimes materials are shipped to other countries, where toxic chemicals or open-air burning is used to dispose of old electronics. These methods can have serious consequences on workers’ health and on the environment.
Although these dangerous methods are used everywhere, there are often alternative solutions. Electronics recycling is available in many places and can provide a safe solution to the problem of e-waste.
Not only does recycling lower health risks, but it can also be a valuable source of materials. Many electronics contain valuable materials that can be reused in other products. With proper recycling techniques, the hazardous materials from old electronics can be disposed of …