What Can We Get from E-waste Recycling?
E-waste has become an unavoidable by-product of technological development and is a serious problem worldwide. As the name implies the definition of e-waste is a new kind of junk generated in the development of electronic products and electronic devices. This kind of garbage is generally discarded electronic equipment and electronic waste, and most of the daily consumer electronic products. Containing more precious metal materials and polluting substances is a prominent feature of electronic waste. At present, electronic waste is mainly divided into two categories.
Type 1: Waste electronic products, such as refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, etc., which are relatively simple in materials and less harmful to human health and the environment;
Type 2: Waste electronic products with complex materials and harmful to human health and the environment, such as computers and mobile phones. Improper handling After the infinite electronic device itself is not rubbish, but if it is disposed of or reused improperly, it will become a source of threat to human health. According to the data, 41.8 million tons of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2014, of which 6.5 million tons were safely processed. By 2017, global electronic waste is expected to exceed 60 million tons. The more you buy, the greater the responsibility. People consume more electronic products every year. This brings a serious fact that everyone has the responsibility to control the e-waste generated by purchasing more products.
What can we get from e-waste recycling? E-waste comes with many useful and even expensive materials, and in a complex electronic accessory, there are more than 60 elements of the periodic table. The hardware part of the mobile phone will release harmful substances in the decomposition, but by properly handling it, it can turn waste into treasure.
We live in an ever-changing era of technology and will continue to purchase the latest and most advanced digital equipment in the future. The extensive elimination method of discarding old equipment is inevitably unsustainable, and the concept of green environmental protection will become more and more important in the future. It is foreseeable that there will be a large number of technological products waiting to be properly reused, which will inevitably require people to innovate consumer concepts, reuse technologies and electronic products.