E-Waste refers to discarded electronic waste generated from mobile phones, laptops, televisions, DVDs, radios, hard disks, batteries, circuit boards and all types of electronic equipment. It poses severe health hazards and has a great impact on the environment if allowed to be dumped in landfills.
E-waste can be controlled with a little awareness. Instead of dumping your old electronic equipment, think about selling or donating them. Regular maintenance of electronic equipment like computers and mobile phones increases its longevity. Before discarding any electronics item, re-evaluate its usage and think about reusing.
When disposed of in improper ways, batteries, plastics and other harmful materials in e-waste can seep into soil and water. It is a major cause of air, water and soil pollution and poses a severe threat to humans and animals.
E-waste is a harmful cocktail of toxins. If allowed to dump in landfills, it slowly releases highly dangerous components like lead, mercury, cadmium, barium, lithium, etc. into the environment. When exposed to these substances, people may suffer from brain, heart, liver or kidney diseases. It also affects the nervous and reproductive systems.
Recycling is the best solution for controlling the e-waste problem. Saahas Zero Waste provides scientific and sustainable electronic waste disposal solutions. We recyclable electronic items and manufacture products that can be again introduced into the economy. Recovered metal, for instance, is melted and used to produce other useful products.
E-waste recycling is extremely beneficial for the environment. It reduces pollution and prevents the release of toxins into air, water and soil. The pressure on landfills will also significantly reduce if the e-waste is recycled. Moreover, recycled products utilize less resources and energy during the manufacturing process.