What can be recycled?
- Used cell phones and smartphones
- Computers, Laptops, Netbooks, Monitors, Keyboards
- Tablets, iPads, iPods, mp3 players
- Rechargeable batteries
- Circuit boards, speaker systems, cameras
Why e-Waste Recycling?
- Cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium that can pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.
- One device can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water.
- Cadmium can damage the kidneys and it is transferred through the air and through our food.
- Lead accumulates in landfills and can cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems.
- Mercury gets into our water supply and accumulates in living organisms and travels up the food chain. The principle exposure pathway is through our food and it causes brain damage.
- e-Waste disposal campaigns are good for our environment because all collected cell phones and electronic devices are either refurbished or disposed of using only the most ecologically sound methods.