Today’s modern industry is the most productive and technology-driven it has ever been, and it shows no signs of slowing. Things that we only dreamed of half a century ago are now commonplace. Computers, hand-held devices, robotics- all of these were squarely in the realm of science fiction. These innovations have driven a new industrial revolution based on high tech. Unfortunately, all these amazing advances also come with a price. At one time the rubbish that we produced and dumped into landfills was chiefly things like banana peels, old papers, clothing, and wood. These items would break down, eventually, but now we have technological ‘forever waste’ that not only doesn’t break down naturally, it often contains toxic chemicals that turn a landfill into an environmental hazard. It’s dangerous, and something must be done before we poison our water supplies and the very Earth that sustains us. So, what to do? Fortunately, there is a solution: Recycling.
If your high-tech IT business has accrued outdated components that need to be disposed of safely, all you have to do is enlist the services of Rhenus High Tech. Their experts have perfected the art of disposal and recycling for a wide range of obsolete electronic equipment, helping you get rid of cumbersome waste and helping the environment stay healthy and clean.
Recycling has grown into an industry in its own right. For example, printed circuit boards (PCB), which form the backbone of almost all electronic devices, were traditionally just dumped along with the apple cores. Now skilled technicians are trained specifically to rework these PCBs into new, useful components, giving them a new life, and saving tech companies the expense of replacing them completely, as well as the costly disposal fees required to just throw them away.
The benefits of recycling superannuated electronic components are compelling:
Recycling helps the economy- In the last couple of decades, a whole new market has opened up revolving around items fashioned from recycled materials. There are a multitude of materials such as textiles and plastics that can be put to new use, as well as electronic waste. These recycled products dramatically reduce pollution and are less expensive to manufacture since they don’t require the time-consuming and expensive processing of raw materials. Lower production costs spell more profit for the manufacturer and contribute to a stronger, less wasteful economy.
Recycling helps the environment – We have already touched upon this subject, but it’s important so we want to further extol its virtues. Considering the vast amounts of waste modern society produces, landfill space is at a premium. The less we put into it the better, especially considering that the plastics and metals that go into electronic devices and circuit boards are highly toxic as they decay and are released into the environment.
The UK government is meeting the challenge of industrial electronic waste, check their official regulations at the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) website for further information.
Recycling leads to a cleaner future.