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By Ines Flores


E- Waste or electronic waste is a very fast growing part of all metropolitan solid waste. It contains a lot of valuable materials that can be re used in order to make new devices. Computer recycling Austin will take just about any electronic device and dispose of it correctly.

Dirty recycling unfortunately rears its ugly head and that is why twenty five states across the United States of America have passed a law with the regulation of e-waste or electronic waste disposal. These parts normally end up in countries like Nigeria and China where workers have the chore of bathing parts in acid so as to salvage any gold components. They are not given any protective gear and are exposed to many toxins.

Before one thinks of recycling find out if there are any schools or nursing homes that are willing to take the old one, these are expensive and not everyone can afford new ones. Whether it is being given away or not always start by wiping off all private information from the hard drive. Doing a back up of everything is a must.

Many new uses think that once the personal files have been deleted there is no trace left, which is not true, the information might be harder to find but it is still there. Any programmer that is skilled will be able to find all this information fairly easily. To ensure all is deleted overwrite the hard drive and not just once but a few times.

With the aid of recycling the plastics, iron, silicon, tin and aluminium that are used can be re-used in the making of new systems whereas the gold, copper and lead can be reclaimed. A normal monitor holds as much as six percent of lead and a thirty eight centimetre one as much as one kilogram. All the circuit boards contain a very large amount of lead tin solders and this is released into the environment when not disposed of properly.

The benefits of recycling is that any old parts can be cleaned and used in the making of new items. This will reduce pollution, green house gas as well as save energy. It helps with the protection of the environment and saves landfill space as this is a very fast growing waste issue.

An E- Waste Grant program has been introduced by the Bureau of Waste Management and it is to help aid in the collection and processing of such waste. There are a few centres that are in the process of being established that will be able to serve more than half of the Kansas counties. In order to find which one has been started or is soon to begin consult the Kansas Recycling Directory.

Computer recycling experts will take all electronics and dispose of them correctly and will also keep those components that can be re used separate. There are as much as two hundred and eighty five thousand tons of waste that is found in landfills yearly and these needs to be minimized. Any tablets, printers as well as cabling can be disposed of free of charge.




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