November 11, 2010
An office is full of electronic equipment. There are computers, fax machines, copy machines and printers, just to name a few. Do you know that these electronics can be recycled? When it is time to get new items or replace the old ones it is your responsibility to ensure e-waste doesn’t end up in a landfill when it could have been reused or recycled.
Almost everything in your office can be recycled. You can recycle the computers, networks equipment and other machines. In some cases these items can be reused whole or otherwise used for parts. What is not used for parts can then be recycled for materials. Regardless of what happens once they leave your office, they should be recycled in one way or another.
If you worry about the hassle of recycling your electronics you don’t have to. Recycling Your IT can come in, gather everything to be recycled and take it away for you. This can be done without interruption to your work day or causing you any extra hassle.
Recycling is a small thing you can do to ensure that you are not adding to the waste in landfills. It is actually part of your responsibility if you have been tossing out electronics along with your regular rubbish. Electronics leak toxins into the ground and end up sitting in the landfill for a long time. With the mass number of electronic items being put in landfills it is a major issue.
Before you even think of throwing out electric equipment from your business, consider whether it could be recycled. Could you donate it or reuse it elsewhere, or is it best recycled for parts and materials? If every business does their bit to recycle e-waste it could make a big difference.