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What is E-waste?

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is a term for electronic products that are no longer needed or don’t work properly.

Because technology advances at such a high rate, many electronic devices found in commercial environments or throughout the home become obsolete after a few years. In fact, whole categories of old electronic items contribute to e-waste such as VCR’s being replaced by DVD players and DVD players being replaced by Blu-ray players. E-waste is created from the disposal of anything electronic, including computers, TVs, monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers, and more.

Why is E-waste Dangerous to the Environment?

When e-waste is not disposed of properly or simply thrown into a landfill, most electronic devices will exude toxic elements such as beryllium, cadmium, mercury and lead, which threatens the environment in large volumes. Additionally, the improper disposal of obsolete devices results in the wastage of raw materials, including plastics, metals, glass, and more.

Today’s Statistics

In the United States alone, more than 100 million computers are thrown away with less than 20% being recycled properly. The EPA estimates as much as 60 million metric tons enter landfills annually. Green Glove Technology Recycling, LLC is committed to helping Texas-based businesses properly handle their E-waste recycling needs with signature service, affordable pricing, and complimentary onsite pickups with orders of more than 300 lb. of equipment.

  • Every year Americans generate almost 2.5 million tons of used electronics
  • E-waste is the fastest growing source of waste in North America
  • 20-to-50-million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide each year
  • 68% of consumers stockpile unwanted devices in homes
  • 5% of all municipal solid waste are comprised of obsolete electronic goods
  • In the United States alone, the total volume of municipal waste increased by only 1.2%, whereas e-waste increased by 8.6%
  • Only 11% of e-waste is recycled

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