The world lives in a highly technologically-advanced world, we always want to stay up to date with our tech. When we get ready to dispose of our broken devices, it's important to make sure we do it properly and in a manner that does not do any additional harm to our planet. Here are a few things you may not know about electronic waste:
80 to 85% of electronic products have been discarded in landfills or incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air.
E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but equals 70% of overall toxic waste. The extreme amount of lead in electronics alone causes damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the blood and the kidneys.
20 to 50 million metric tons of electronics are disposed of worldwide every year.
Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
It takes 539 pounds of fossil fuel, 48 pounds of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
So, when you have an old electronics that you’re ready to get rid of, remember to call Junk Genius and our licensed professionals will safely and satisfactorily handle your unwanted electronics removal in an environmentally safe manner.
The folks at JunkRemoval.com offers a guarantee that we will do our absolute best to dispose of every item we remove from your home or office in the most eco-friendly manner possible. That means that every piece of electronic equipment will be taken to the appropriate electronics recycling site.
Whether you’ve got an old tv, computer monitor, keyboard or any other electronic device, big or small, that needs to go, you can count on JunkRemoval.com to remove all your old electronics safely and efficiently.