Why Recycle e-Wastes?
Many components of electronic products contain hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium, zinc aluminium, nickel or copper. When these electronics end up in the landfills, the chemicals are released into the soil during rains or are released into the atmosphere when burned.
Almost 99% of the components of a computer can be recycled. Recycling can avoid serious toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from going to landfills and polluting the environment. Chemicals, like cadmium which is used in batteries, can cause cancer in human or the chromium used to prevent corrosion can cause liver and kidney damages as well as skin reactions.
In order to prevent hazardous chemicals from leaking into soil, computer and electronic equipment and parts must not be thrown together with other domestic thrash.