Happy Halloween! October is the time for all things spooky, and what’s scarier than electronic waste? Whether it’s robotic spiders or magnetic lights, it’s important to have a disposition plan for any electronics you plan to retire after your spooktober festivities. Navigating crowded neighborhoods can be a nightmare, and running out of candy during the witching hour might be even worse, but imagine drinking a glass of chemicals. Picture the end of a successful night of trick or treating, the kids are asleep, and the candy out of reach. You tiptoe through a quiet house for a refreshing glass of water, only to twist the knob and find a rusty shade of brown trickling from the nozzle. 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 to them. If not handled properly, these toxins can enter the body 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. A thought that may come to mind is who cares if electronics are stolen if you’re getting rid of them in the first place? However, 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.
Lastly, the brown water. The elements previously mentioned take time to break down, and when they are sent to landfills the chemicals can 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 harm to the environment. 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 of your personal information is completely erased before recycling, as well as repair and refurbishment services for mobile devices. The repair and refurbishment of old mobile devices is another treat of the trade. When HOBI receives old mobile devices that have yet to reach the end of their lifecycle, these devices are repaired and refurbished for new homes, expanding their lifecycle and reducing the amount of raw materials required for manufacturing more devices. HOBI also prioritizes the best course of action for the environment. What’s your terror of choice, zombie pirates or contamination?
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