Businesses are continually looking to prevent and reduce wastage and cut costs wherever possible. Since different sorts of electronic equipment account for a significant part of any business’s investment, they provide a good starting point. Here are a few reasons why your business should consider electronic recycling in Bristol or reusing electronic items instead of sending them to landfills.
Natural Resource Conservation:
When old electronics are no longer of any use, valuable materials can be recovered from them which can be used to make new products. For instance, computer circuit boards and other electronic components make use of precious metals while TV and computer monitors make use of glass and plastics. By recycling these products, you reduce the need to mine the earth for new raw materials and hence aid in their preservation.
Bristol electronic recycling also enables you to donate your old electronics to support schools, low-income families and non-profit organizations by providing them with refurbished computers (desktops or laptops), cell phones and other electronics. This enables individuals who otherwise would have been unable to afford these items, to access technology. It is best that you check with these groups first to ensure that the equipment you donate meets their needs. You’d be surprised to learn that more than 90% of electronic equipment is recyclable!
Creation of Local Jobs
As the demand for electronic recycling in Bristol grows, new businesses will be formed and existing organizations will also be looking to hire more people to have sufficient human capital for their efforts to recover recyclable materials.
Protection of Public health and the Environment
Most electronic items contain toxic or hazardous materials which can cause harm to the environment if discarded in the trash. By safely recycling and reusing your business’s electronics, you are in fact keeping substances such as lead and mercury from harming people and thus contributing to a safer environment. It can also do wonders for your public image as consumers will take your electronic recycling efforts into account and think positively of your business.
If you want a take a step towards this wastage-prevention strategy, Collect & Recycle is here to help.