REPAIR | REUSE | RECOVER | RECYCLE …REPEAT
Obsolete electronics are valuable source for secondary raw materials, if treated properly; if not, they are a source of toxins and carcinogens. Most electronic waste is sent to landfills or incinerated, which releases materials such as lead, mercury, or cadmium into the soil, groundwater, and atmosphere, thus having a negative impact on the environment.
ECS specializes in the collection, segregation and recycling of these electronic equipment. We understand that some components and materials in the electronic equipment are re-usable. For example tin, silicon, iron, aluminum, and a variety of plastics that are present in bulk in electronics can reduce the costs of constructing new systems. Components frequently contain lead, copper, gold and other valuable materials suitable for reclamation.
Today, properly disposing or reusing electronics can help prevent health problems and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Part of this evolution has involved greater diversion of electronic waste from energy-intensive downcycling processes (e.g., conventional recycling), where equipment is reverted to a raw material form. This recycling is done by sorting, dismantling, and recovery of valuable materials. This diversion is achieved through reuse and refurbishing. The environmental and social benefits of reuse include diminished demand for new products and virgin raw materials (with their own environmental issues); larger quantities of pure water and electricity for associated manufacturing; less packaging per unit; availability of technology to wider swaths of society due to greater affordability of products; and diminished use of landfills.
Why do we care?
When e-waste can be re-used instead of disposing – we care. We ensure that valuable resources and components from electronics is appropriately processes and recycled to create new products. At ECS, we see that recycling can help achieve two roles – saving or safely disposing off the electronics as well as protecting the environment.