M. DUNN RECYCLING
Recycle Your Old Computer Towers
Your computers contain precious metals and other recyclable material
What parts of computers would be buy?
- Full Towers
- Mother Boards
- Hard Drives
- pci cards
Interesting Facts About Computer Recycling
About Computer Recycling
- 80 to 85% of electronic products were discarded in landfills or incinerators, which can release certain toxics into the air.
- We generate around 40 million tons of electronic waste every year, worldwide. That’s like throwing 800 laptops every second.
- 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.
- An average cellphone user replaces their unit once every 18 months.
- E-waste comprises 70% of our overall toxic waste.
- Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year.
- Only 12.5% of E-Waste is recycled.
- 85% of our E-Waste are sent to landfills and incinerators are mostly burned, and release harmful toxins in the air!
- Electronics contain lead which can damage our central nervous system and kidneys.
- A child’s mental development can be affected by low level exposure to lead.
- The most common hazardous electronic items include LCD desktop monitors, LCD televisions, Plasma Televisions, TVs and computers with Cathode Ray Tubes.
- E-waste contains hundreds of substances, of which many are toxic. This includes mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, selenium, chromium, and flame retardants.
- E-waste is still the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America, according to the EPA.
- 80% of E-Waste in the US and most of other countries are transported to Asia.
- 300 million computers and 1 billion cellphones go into production annually. It is expected to grow by 8% per year
- It takes 539 lbs. of fossil fuel, 48 lbs. of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.
- Electronic items that are considered to be hazardous include, but are not limited to:Televisions and computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes, LCD desktop monitors, LCD televisions, Plasma televisions, Portable DVD players with LCD screens.
Why we should recycle Electronics
- Cellphones and other electronic devices contain precious metals like gold and silver. The US alone throws away cellphones with $60 million worth of gold/silver yearly.
- Recycling 1 million laptops saves energy equivalent to the energy used by 3600 homes in the US annually.
- Most of the components of E-Waste are electronic equipments that can be re-used and recycled for materials recovery.