Most organisations in the world today, rely on computers and IT systems for storage and documentation. The computer and the PC in particular is an inescapable part of the entire workflow. The PC has impacted our lives in more ways the one. The IT infrastructure too is now an indispensable part of a company. PC components gradually degrade after 5 or 6 years of continuous use. Correct computer disposal and recycling is essential as computers are constructed with many hazardous chemicals. When they decompose they tend to let off toxic gasses and other materials which can contaminate water or land nearby.
The toxic elements that can be found in redundant IT equipment include lead which is in cathode ray tubes and arsenic which is found in older cathode ray tubes. Selenium is found in circuit boards as a power supply rectifier. Polybrominated flame retardant is in plastic casings, cables and circuit boards. Other harmful substances found are cadmium, chromium, cobalt and mercury.
All hazardous elements may endanger not only people’s health but the well being of the natural environment. Therefore to ensure your business stands by its corporate social responsibilities, it is best to secure assistance in the disposal of electronic equipment like computers.
You can achieve a lot of results from recycling computers. This not only results in ecological balance and sustainability, it is also crucial for businesses to flourish in the long run. It is not just profitable for businesses and organisations to achieve a lot of success economically. It also helps in promoting a natural, ecologically friendly environment for all of us.
After you’ve grown bored of your old PC’s or if you decide to replace them with brand new ones for your office, do it in an environmentally friendly way with our computer recycling services. Some of the desktops or other types of PCs can still be reused, and reusing is much better than destroying them completely.
The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, believes that more than 65 million computers were discarded in 2012. The agency believes that only 15 per cent of the computers have been recycled and the rest of the refuse landing up in landfill sites. This is dangerous for the life of humans living in close proximity. The most important part is to prevent the old PC going to the landfill, as unfortunately the UK is one of the leaders in electronic waste generation. Due to this the EU issued the WEEE directive, which stands for Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment, to avoid PCs going to the landfill where they can become toxic and harmful to the environment.
Toxic emissions from computer and IT waste can result in lead, cadmium and PCB poisoning. These toxins often percolate into the soil and affect the health of children and the old. Old machinery and IT equipment also emit radioactive isotopes, chromium, mercury colour cathode-ray tubes. The batteries and circuit boards often contaminate soil, and the underwater reserves. There is a gaseous emission that affects the air we breathe.
Electronic waste needs to be handled carefully and a sustainable lifestyle developed, wherein the businesses operate efficiently. At Total Business Care we are experts in PC recycling, remarketing and data destruction. we are the first choice of many large corporations based in UK. All our services are hassle free, environmentally friendly, cost effective and highly efficient for businesses of any size.