The importance of recycling and repurposing cannot be stressed enough. Recent figures indicate that United States’ households recycle less than 22% of their trash, and the remainder ends up in the country’s overburdened landfills. Electronic waste is also a concern for both American households and businesses. IT sources, in particular, are responsible for approximately 34% of the total amount of electronic, or e-waste.
How to Handle Electronics and Computer Disposal
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), a large percentage of electronics can be donated for reuse and repurposing rather than thrown away. Furthermore, electronics can often be repaired, refurbished, or broken down for parts and materials. This prevents these items from entering landfills.
How Electronics Are Recycled and Repurposed
There are electronic disposal requirements in place as well as detailed processes to recycle these items. The US EPA states that in