Today, whether we are at work, at home, or shopping at the mall, we are constantly surrounded by technology. Computers, cell phones, televisions, stereos and other electronic products are always with us. But what happens to these devices when they are no longer useful?
Electronics recycling offers the opportunity to transform old technology into a renewable resource. By reclaiming materials such as plastics, glass, and metals, e-scrap processors mine these valuable commodities for use in the next generation of electronic products.
This conservation strategy also protects the environment by keeping scrap materials out of city dumps and landfills. This is important because many of these products contain potentially hazardous materials like lead and mercury which must be disposed of safely.
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