Recycle Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Shockingly, the amount of electrical waste trashed regularly is increasing by an enormous amount annually. There are a number of reasons that contribute to this increase:
– Introduction and development of new technologies
– An affluent society
– The use and throw lifestyle
Most people aren’t aware that a number of items can be easily recycled to save human life by ensuring a safer environment!
A significant amount of waste electrical goods result in the landfill. This is precisely where lead and other harmful toxins within the electrical goods may cause serious soil and water contamination. This kind of contamination can have a serious impact on human health, wildlife, and natural habitat.
In many cases, landfill sites are located close to populated areas. The toxins emerging from waste electrical goods can cause contamination to water supplies and soil. The communities may suffer from serious health and other issues.
Most of the electrical items people throw away can be easily repaired for re-use. These may also be recycled. There are many benefits to recycling items. The process facilitates the saving of natural finite resources. It helps in minimizing environmental and health hazards associated with transporting waste electrical merchandises to landfill.
In order to reduce the overall impact of waste products on the planet we live in and save the environment for future generations, one must be aware of the consequences of present actions. Speak to EPR consultants and agencies to know various ways in which you can make a difference.
Things You can RecycleThere are a number of things and types of materials you can recycle. Some can be recycled at home by placing into a recycling container. On the other hand, some can be taken to a local household waste recycling centre or civic amenity site with EPR authorization registration
Here’s a list of things that can be recycled:
– Broadband Routers
– Building Rubbish
– Cooking Oils
– Electricals and Electronics
– Hot Water Bottles
– Hearing Aids
– Ink Cartridges
– Light Bulbs
– Medical Waste
– VHS Cassette Tapes
– Water Filters
The Process of Recycling of Goods
Different materials demand different ways of recycling. It is important to speak to a professional for the same.
Here are some examples of materials that can be recycled and the method used:
Magnetic extraction is a procedure used for recycling steel. Most countries consider magnetic recovery as the most competent and cost-effective way of extracting steel packaging from other unorganized domestic waste. The process can help in acquiring recovery rates of up to 55 per cent or more.
The magnetic properties of steel make it one of the easiest packaging materials to recover from waste. It is possible to extract steel packaging automatically from non-sorted trash or detached from other recyclable supplies by using quality magnets.
Steel cans can be recovered through magnetic extraction using energy-from-waste plants, pulverization, and baling.
Another way is to extract steel through EFW (energy from waste). These are more popular in the United Kingdom. The plants are known to handle more than two million tonnes of domestic waste annually!
Most of the collections can be done on a weekly or fortnightly basis under the guidance and permission of the council. Similar methods can be adapted to extract steel cans.