It’s that time of year again, and we’re back to remind consumers of the dangers of e-waste while enjoying spooktober festivities. This time of year, many people like to go above and beyond with Halloween decor, including large displays that often require batteries or electronics to function. However, improper e-waste disposal could lead to something far scarier than zombie pirates and vampires. Amid trick-or-treating plans, we’re here to discuss the tricks and treats of electronic disposal and help you keep this spooky season mostly ghostly.
One of the most common misconceptions about electronics is how to dispose of them. Electronics are manufactured with precious metals that contain harmful chemicals when not disposed of properly and batteries that are known to cause fires. Electronics contain elements such as mercury, lead, and lithium that can impact a user’s health if exposed. If not handled properly, these toxins can enter the body via water and air pollution and cause life-altering side effects.
Another thing to consider is data security. Throwing away your electronics or leaving them out by the dumpster makes you vulnerable to data theft. Large amounts of data are stored on every device we own, and not everything that gets deleted is erased. This means your personal information could be accessed by hackers.
The elements previously mentioned take time to break down, and when they are sent to landfills, the chemicals soak into the ground and contaminate surrounding bodies of water, which then leak into our drinking water. Burning these metals releases toxins into the air and pollutes the atmosphere, so what are we left to do with them? Here’s the trick: find an IT asset disposition facility with professionals who are trained in handling dangerous materials such as Lithium Ion Batteries. ITAD enterprises like HOBI International Inc. recycle old electronics and mitigate any potential environmental harm. This is just one of the many treats of Recycling that HOBI has to offer.
HOBI is a premier IT asset management and disposition enterprise focused on maximizing economic return and reducing potential environmental liability. We offer data erasure services, ensuring that all your personal information is completely erased before recycling and repair and refurbishment services for mobile devices.
HOBI also prioritizes the best course of action for the environment. What’s your terror of choice, zombie pirates or contamination?
For more information about our ITAD services, call 877-814-2620 or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.