Out of the most recent popular iPhone models of 2017, which includes iPhone7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S plus, the high-end model that withholds every advanced feature of the technology is iPhone 7 Plus model. If this is the scenario with one country, then think about all the countries around the world and the combined damage produced by their e-waste disposal. All these can only be solved through proper recycling. Already, the growing population and demands are exploiting the natural resources of the earth beyond damage. While we couldn't completely lay our hands away from using these resources, at least we could find ways for sensibly utilizing them and reusing them wisely.
Whenever there is a new model of phone launched by your favorite brand, you would be certainly tempted to own it, irrespective of whether is it necessary to procure a new phone at all, given the satisfactory working conditions of your current aka old model phone. While few of you would have succeeded in overcoming that surging desire to acquire the latest model cell phone, well, there are still many of them, who couldn’t or wouldn’t let go the inclination of attaining the newly launched phone model.
Well, getting a new cell phone is absolutely not any misdeed, especially when the technology is moving forward at a lightning pace, it is certainly wise to keep up with the current trends of the technology, to indulge in the amazing advancements of the growing technology and enjoy its bountiful benefits. For this, you might be in a position to alter or upgrade not only your cellphone but also the other popular modern electronic gadgets like tablets, laptops, etc., which are used regularly for all official and personal purposes abundantly.
But, have you ever thought about how to safely dispose of the used, old electronic gadgets? Do you think that ‘safe disposal’ only means you have to erase the data entirely from the gadgets and then throw them off wherever you want and however you want? If that was your idea of safe disposal, then I’m afraid that you are not well aware of the ‘highly proper’ ways of safe disposal of electronic gadgets, which when never followed could contribute towards potential e-waste problems that are harmful to the environment and its living organisms, which includes very well, us.
The most suitable and the safest way to bid adieu to your old gadgets is by carefully ‘recycling’ them, which could offer enormous advantages to you and your environment, indisputably. If you are not aware of the benefits of recycling your electronic gadgets, the following top 5 reasons would enlighten you on the need and the subsequent benefits of recycling your gadgets suitably.
The top 5 reasons to recycle your gadgets
Protecting the world from harmful e-waste
While we boast about the benefits of technology, not to forget how the mediums of technology like the modern electronic gadgets create harmful effects on nature when disposed negligibly into the soil. Yes, e-waste management is one among the crucial problems the world is encountering today and struggling ways to strictly follow some sensible e-cycling practices to safely dispose of the harmful elements of the electronic items.
According to United nations, annually, 20-50 million metric tons of e-waste are thrown away worldwide and these waste pollute the soil by emitting harmful levels of lead that causes severe health issues among the people and other living organisms. Only 29% of the e-waste is properly handled through correct recycling practices and the e-waste from developed countries, especially the USA, which is the major contributor of e-waste according to the EPA, transports its e-waste to Guiyu, China, which serves as the dumping ground for a majority of e-waste from the USA. These e-wastes are poisoning the residents of that soil and are also creating alarming health issues. If this is the scenario with one country, then think about all the countries around the world and the combined damage produced by their e-waste disposal. All these can only be solved through proper recycling.
Recycling can help to preserve the natural resources.
Already, the growing population and demands are exploiting the natural resources of the earth beyond damage. While we couldn’t completely lay our hands away from using these resources, at least we could find ways for sensibly utilizing them and reusing them wisely. According to EPA, for every one million mobile phones that are recycled, nearly 35,274lbs of copper, 772lbs of silver, 75lbs of gold and 33lbs of palladium can be easily recovered, thus we could avoid further digging of the earth and destroying its natural resources if we can suitably engage in nature-saving recycling practices.
Recycling can help underprivileged
When you turn in your old, used gadgets, to those charity organizations that raise money by recycling, it can benefit many people attached to those charities and thus you are helping to maintain the equality in the world by not segregating it as the society of ‘haves and have nots’.
Recycling earns you money
Many electronic gadgets retailers and manufacturers come with various offers for your old gadgets that include upgraded model or money or gift voucher or anything to do with some reasonable earning for you. Thus recycling certainly profits you and also the dealer who carefully recycles your mobile and resells it for the suitable customers.
Recycling provides satisfaction
By recycling your electronic gadgets, you are saving the earth along with its natural resources and living organisms, which would give you the heartfelt satisfaction that you could never procure through any other means, not even with your latest high-end e-gadgets!
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