Unfortunately, only 25 per cent of these electronics- anything from computer keyboards and mice to cell phones and portable devices - are collected for recycling. The remaining 75 per cent ends up in the active landfill sites, without recourse to reuse or reconstitution of the valuable – and sometimes toxic – materials contained within them.
Global e-waste generation is growing by about 40 million metric tons a year and currently the USA is the world’s largest producer. Developing nations like China and India as well as a clutch of South American states
are expecting a several hundred per cent surge in the amount of e-waste they produce by 2020.
In the long-term, the ideal pathway for the progression of the electronics industry is towards a closed-loop system, that is to say a framework in which nothing enters into the manufacture of a product that has not already been reclaimed from the recycling of another.
In the short-term and with barely a quarter of e-scrap making the recycling bins, corporations both large and small have a much better shot at instituting serious e-waste management programmes.
We at Unicare whole heartedly support this mission of Ewaste Recycling and e nsure that there is a visible and cost-free method of getting your e-waste to the point of recycling.
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