Technologies are increasingly present in people’s lives, so it is essential to be responsible for their final disposition.
This is why electronic recycling Winnipeg invite you to recycle your telephone equipment, accessories, and batteries in recycling bins located in our stores and other authorized locations.
Together we can contribute to the care of the environment and a more sustainable future.
What is computer recycling?
The computer recycling or recycling electronic is the reuse of computers or failing that the dismounting and sorting for recycling.
When dismantling any electronic product, the parts are classified by materials, such as metals or plastics, for later reuse to manufacture new products.
There is also the reuse of complete computers, which are used both by users who do not need high performance in their equipment or for donations to non-governmental organizations and the like.
There are ways to ensure that not only the physical equipment is destroyed, but also the private data on the hard drive. Having data from stolen, lost, or misplaced customers contributes to the growing number of people who are affected by identity theft, which can cause companies to lose more than money. The image of a company that owns security data, such as banks, pharmacy, and credit institutions, is also at risk. If the public image of a company is damaged, it could cause consumers to stop using its services and could cost millions of dollars in business losses and positive public relations campaigns. The cost of data breaches is incalculable,
Reasons to destroy and recycle safely;
The typical computer recycling process aims to destroy hard drives safely while still recycling by-products. A typical effective computer recycling process accomplishes the following:
- Receive hardware for destruction and transported safely
- Shred hard drives
- Separate all aluminum parts from waste metals with an electromagnet
- Safely pick up and deliver the grated remains an aluminum recycling plant
- The remaining parts of the hard drive in aluminum ingots so that it is well
- Equipment must be properly dismantled and recycled, otherwise high amounts of pollutants can be released to land, aquifers, rivers, and seas.
Unfortunately, one way to reduce the costs of such a complicated operation is to export the waste to developing countries under the label of material to “reduce the digital divide,” but the reality is that in most cases, unusable material is sent, that is electronic waste.
Other times it simply arrives illegally. These countries have a very lax or non-existent environmental and labor regulation, which means that recycling procedures emit high toxic pollution to the environment and affect the people who live from this, as well as all those who live nearby. Often workers are children, who have a risk of exposure eight times greater than an adult.
Way of electronic recycling;
A very typical way of proceeding in developing countries is to directly throw the electronic equipment into bonfires to burn all the valuable plastics and metals, but this practice emits carcinogens (among them dioxins and furans) and neurotoxins in the air, while The resulting ashes contaminate the soil or end up in bodies of water through drains.