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Recycling your E-waste: How to do it right

Here are 10 hot tips to get you recycling your e-waste now. 

1. One in-two out: While a lot of e-waste ends up in landfill, a lot more gets stashed in cupboards, garages, spare rooms and shelves – meaning we have to keep mining our soil rather than recycling all the precious materials accessible above-the-ground in old technology. For every new piece of technology you welcome into your business, commit to recycling two unwanted pieces; this is the “one-in, two out” rule.

2. Stay data safe: Always wipe important personal or confidential files from your computer before taking it to any recycling service.

3. Packaging pollutes: According to Indian Institute of Packaging total packaging waste is 200million metric tons/year and the recycled percentage is 36 only. So, don’t forget to thoughtfully dispose of the cardboard box and any plastic packaging that came with your new purchase, or that you’ve kept from your old one.

4. Mark your calendar: Circle a month, even twice a year, in your calendar that you’ll round up and dispose of all your e-waste/waste every year, and make it a tradition. February is a great time, after everyone’s back from summer holidays and you’re likely to have new technology after the Christmas/New Year sales.

5. Contact your local self-government to see if they will accept your e-waste/waste.

6. Reincarnated relics: Over 90 per cent of the raw materials (including precious metals, glass and plastic) found in a computer can be recycled or re-used if handled by a top-notch recycling service. So, your old faithful laptop could be reincarnated as jewellery, outdoor furniture, or in plastic fence posts in its next life if you recycle it.

7. Influence waste recycling in your workplace. Pool resources and do one trip to your nearest collection site with everyone’s home and office e-waste/waste together.

8. Tied up in knots: Those random power cables from your old TV, computer, printer or accessory can also be recycled. Even if they’re all knotted up in a drawer and you don’t know which cable belongs to which device, bring it with you to your nearest collection site, and thanks to recycling something beautiful could be made out of it.

9. Pay it forward: If your computer or TV is still in good working condition, give it to a family member or friend.

10. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to get involved and take responsibility for their e-waste/waste. Lead by example and help out those that may need it, collect your grandparents’ or parents’ recyclable waste/e-waste and make sure it is recycled responsibly.

For more information or to find your nearest e-waste recycling ,call +91-9962222459

Source for Idea:-Team Techcollect


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