Recycle Your Old Computers and Electronics
Each year on April 22nd 192 countries, from all around the world, celebrate Earth Day. Starting in 1970, this day is set aside to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment. Unlike any other day throughout the year, Earth Day draws on astronomical phenomena by using the vernal Equinox on the time when the Sun crosses the equator making the length of night and day equal in all parts of the Earth.
Earth Day events are arranged to inspire awareness and appreciation of caring for earth around the world. We are all asked to pay special attention to what we can do to help lessen our environmental “footprint”.
E-Recycling for a Brighter Future
One of the best ways a business or an individual can participate in Earth Day is by recycling old, unused electronics.
Old, out-dated, obsolete or broken electronic devices in need of disposal and recycling are termed electronic waste or “e-waste”. This includes laptop and desktop computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, PDAs, televisions, scanners, and fax machines as well as all the peripherals and cords that connect and charge them.
The electronic devices we use daily contain materials that are extremely hazardous. These include lead, mercury, and cadmium. And, each year close to 50 million tons of this electronic waste is produced in the United States.
Most of the massive amount of e-waste winds up in landfills or is incinerated, with only approximately 20-25% recycled safely and responsibly. This amount continues to grow rapidly as the planned obsolescence of today’s devices demand quick upgrades and newer machines.
Safe disposal of your old electronics through responsible recycling with SoutheasternData.com
This Earth Day, call on us, a certified electronics recycling company to safely and responsibly recycle your e-waste. You will be taking a large step toward protecting your community and creating a healthy, sustainable environment on earth.
Join us for on Earth Day at one of the many events we are participating in and E-Recycle for a Brighter Future. http://www.southeasterndata.com/services/events
Happy Earth Day!
The Southeastern Data Team