As you head into Super Bowl weekend and finalize Valentines Day plans, consider making the weekend festivities eco-friendly. Whether it’s treating yourself or your significant other to the newest smartphone, or jumping on Super Bowl sales for that perfect screen to display the game, it’s important to remember to properly dispose of your old electronics. Disposition isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when unwrapping a brand new device, but we’re here to tell you why you should love electronic recycling.
There are many benefits to recycling your old electronics, both for you and for the environment. For example, when electronics are left in landfills for long periods of time certain chemicals will soak into the soil and can contaminate the groundwater, which eventually contaminates the surrounding drinking water supply. Not only will this cause animals to get sick, it will also pollute the drinking water of surrounding residents, and can cause severe health issues if exposed too long. Incineration pollutes the air with toxic fumes that can also cause health issues for those living in the area. As an alternative, recycling not only prevents air pollution and water pollution, it helps preserve the natural resources, energy, and raw materials needed to manufacture new devices.
Recycling your electronics also ensures that none of your personal information falls into the wrong hands. Many IT asset disposition enterprises like HOBI International wipe all residual data from a device before it’s processed. Many don’t consider data security when they retire a piece of equipment whether it’s a personal device or an office computer, but data lingers on devices long after you reset them. Recycling prevents potential data breaches for all devices.
If you’re simply upgrading, and your old electronic devices still have some life left in them, consider donating them to someone in need to help reduce the purchase of brand new devices. This also reduces the amount of materials needed to make new electronics. For example, electronics stores like Best Buy had televisions on sale for the Super Bowl weekend. If you purchased a larger screen to watch the game on, post-Super Bowl recycling can help reduce the amount of e-waste generated each year, and help keep electronics out of landfills and incinerators.
HOBI offers a range of services including data security and erasure, Mobile Lifecycle Management (MLM) for Mobility Managed Services (MMS), as well as data center services and reverse logistics. For more information about our ITAD services call 817-814-2620, or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.