Now that the chaos of Black Friday is behind us, consumers have moved onto the next big thing: Cyber Monday. Amidst smartphone sales and deals on the latest headphones, turkey and stuffing aren’t the only holiday leftovers lying around. Many tech lovers took advantage of the shopping holiday and now find themselves with old IT hardware ready for retirement. If you find yourself in a similar situation, HOBI encourages you to consider recycling your unwanted electronics in order to help eliminate toxic waste, and to keep the environment healthy.
Favored electronics such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, laptops and desktops are manufactured with precious metals that leak harmful chemicals into the soil when they end up in landfills. Over time, this can become extremely toxic to the environment and those living in surrounding areas. For this reason, it is important to make sure your old electronics are properly disposed of, and recycling not only prevents them from ending up in landfills, but can also provide others with an alternative to purchasing new devices.
IT asset disposition facilities like HOBI International, Inc. collect retired IT equipment including old mobile devices, tablets and computers, and ensure they are properly disposed of via electronics recycling.
Recycling electronics keeps them out of landfills, and repurposes certain parts that are still usable. E-recycling also takes care of factors many consumers may not have previously considered like data security and erasure. Most people are unaware that data stays on devices long after they are disposed of, and unless they are properly sanitized, users’ personal information will be at risk of being compromised.
Some recycling facilities offer repair and remarketing opportunities for value maximization on devices that still have use left after retirement. HOBI offers repair and refurbishment services, as well as remarketing and data erasure and security services.
Because e-waste is toxic to the environment, it cannot be thrown out with municipal waste. In fact, tossing your old electronics out with the trash can be dangerous and cause house fires due to the explosive nature of lithium ion batteries.
Recycling is the safest, most eco-friendly way to get rid of old electronics. For more information about e-recycling or HOBI’s other ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at email@example.com.