5 Reasons Why You Need To Recycle Electronic Items

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We are always surrounded by electronic gadgets and appliances in our daily lives be it our televisions, smartphones or laptops. At the same time, we improperly discard our electronics by throwing them into the trash or a landfill site whenever its unrepairable or badly damaged. Unfortunately, these can cause harm to the environment, especially risking our health through the exposure of toxic chemicals from electronic waste, known as e-waste. This also impacts the society when e-waste increase rapidly as more people purchase more electronics with shorter life cycles. This causes money wastage too! 💸
 
These facts may shock you if you do not dispose old, and damaged gadgets properly. 😱

Fortunately, there is a solution to reduce the disposal of e-waste in order to save the environment: e-waste recycling!  E-waste recycling is a process of recycling from old electronic gadgets and appliances to new devices. To be proactive in taking care of Mother Nature and make it a habit, let us break down the 5 reasons!

 

 

1. You are freeing up the landfill space

According to the Department of Environment Malaysia, it is estimated that the quantity of e-waste generated by households, businesses and institutions will reach 53 million by 2020, 3.5 times higher than in 1995 based on the studies conducted in the selected area. Thus, it is crucial to conserve as much landfill space as possible by recycling them. #CleaningUpTheSpace.

 

2. You are protecting the environment and wildlife

As we know, many of the components of electronic products are made with toxic chemicals including lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium which can endanger our environment, wildlife and health, . If we do not dispose e-waste properly, it will not only cause severe harm to us but also to the flora and fauna due to the toxins released from burning of the e-waste in dump sites. Recycling one computer monitor alone can prevent 4 to 8 pounds of lead and other toxic chemicals from ending up in nature.

 

You will revive a new life to your old smartphone by recycling it!

 
3. You are conserving natural resources
 
Many of electronic devices are made up of gold, silver and other precious metals in small amounts. It is important to conserve our natural resources in order to benefit new generations to come and save on the costs for many other manufacturing and energy in producing electronic products in the future.
 
 
4. You are giving back to the community
 
Another way to recycle your old devices is giving back to the community by donating your old and unused electronic items to the local organisations and charities. For instance, many charities will pass along your donations to schools or those who are in need of gadgets and have access to the Internet. Thus, this is an environmentally friendly approach as you will be doing your part to protect the environment!
 
 
5. Last, but not least, you are saving Ringgits!
 
You can actually do your part to protect the environment by saving your money!
 
If you are thinking about buying a new phone, you might consider throwing your old phone. However, there is a better way to save some cold hard Ringgits. By trading in your old device in exchange for a new smartphone from your telco provider or an electrical appliances shop, you can actually save more for your other expenditure and get the new model you have always wanted at a better price while you are taking care of Mother Nature!
 
 
It’s about time to recycle your old electronic gadgets and appliances to save our Mother Nature, as well as your Ringgits! Don’t forget to head over to¬†Jobstore.com¬†and unveil your next job opportunity!

Sarah Sahadin or known as Sarah S., is a Digital Marketer-cum-Junior Graphic Designer and Malay-language content writer who writes career, lifestyle and current trending contents to engage Malay readers, informing about the latest trends happening around. Sarah also has a passion for motorsport (can be spotted at Sepang Circuit on some certain weekends) and enjoys manga illustration during her free time.

Reach me at sarah@jobstore.com.

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