Why should we recycle electronics?
We should recycle electronics because they harm our world. Did you know most electronics contain hazardous materials? Things like lead, zinc, mercury, and plastics go into our landfills every year. Current figures compiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate that more than two billion pounds of electronic waste end up in landfills each year. Only 10% of discarded e-waste is currently recycled. This e-waste can take hundreds or thousands of years to degrade, potentially leaching toxins into our water system and our environment. It’s our goal to keep as many of these out of our landfills and environment as we can. Contact eRecycle TC today and help us protect our environment!