How E-waste harms our environment?
A growing problem: Electronic waste may be defined as discarded computers, office electronic equipment, entertainment devices, mobile phones, television sets and refrigerators. Due to rapid changes in technology, media and falling prices there is a fast-growing surplus of e-waste around the globe.
Toxic Chemicals: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these electronics go directly into landfills and incinerators. E-waste contains toxic chemicals such as mercury and CFC’s that have been linked to cancer and harms the environment.
How Just Junk helps?
We recycle: Recycling is the most effective solution to the growing e-waste problem. Various materials, including metals and plastics, can be recovered for future uses. This way, natural resources are conserved, and air and water pollution caused by hazardous disposal is avoided.
We reuse: Some components can be reused in assembling new computer products, while others are reduced to metals that can be reused for construction, flatware, batteries, and even jewelry.
We dispose safely: harmful materials and components that cannot be reused or recycled are safely disposed of by our hazardous waste division.
Contribute to ethical recycling by dropping off all your e-waste at our Claremont branch or call us 021 80 111 00 for collection.