E-cycling

April 15, 2011

E-cycling is a relatively new term and the idea behind the term is beginning to gain importance from both a commercial and an environmental perspective.

What is E-cycling?

The term e-cycling refers to the process of recycling discarded or redundant electronic devices or e-waste.

Why E-cycling?

In the age of modernisation living without electronic devices including televisions, video recorders, computers, printers, cell phones, and gaming systems is literally impossible. When these devices meet the end of their useful lives, our first instinct is to dump them into bins. However, while trashing them to bins we are actually discarding some valuable resources like copper, other precious metals and engineered plastic along with those devices. Through e-cycling we can reclaim and reuse these resources.

Alternatives to E-Cycling

There are a number of alternatives to e-cycling. You can consider donating electronic devices that are in good working condition to charities and organisations that accept used electronic devices. Most cell phone and computer companies have a take-back plan which allows you to return your used computers and laptops when buying a new one.

The Prospect of E-Cycling

European Union and other such authorities are enacting new legislation to encourage recycling of electronic devices. Electronic recyclers are encouraged to get certificates from authorities like WEEE to handle e-waste effectively without shipping them to developing countries. Many electronic manufactures and retailers are conducting take-back and e-cycling events to make consumers aware of the importance of e-cycling.

If you are looking for an e-cycling service provider, please feel free to contact us with any queries you have.