Recycling has been practiced for decades. The need to recycle rose during the "Great Depression" of the 1930's. It became popular again during the 1970's and then declined, but because of the rise in popularity and use of electronics and computers, the need for recycling and it's benefits is back!
E-cycling is the term used to describe the process for electronic waste disposal which encompasses, both electronics recycling and computer recycling. Kansas ewaste recycler, Electronix Recyclers Inc. follows the Reuse, Reduce and Recycle process in handling e-waste at it's Wichita recycling center.
Recycling is the process of turning used materials into new products. It's a key part of modern waste reduction and the "Reuse, Reduce and Recycle" waste hierarchy. It's benefits include, reduction of fresh raw materials and energy usage, reduction of air, land and water pollution and reduction of other potentially harmful elements in our environment.
2. Non functioning or defective equipment is reduced or broken down into it's core component parts and base materials. All tags and stickers are removed and it is separated before it is sold to reprocessors and other carefully screened, buyers who will eventually utilize these commodities in the manufacturing of brand new products.
The process includes: 1. Electronics and computer equipment is received and marked for inventory. It is tested and evaluated to see if it can be used for it's original purpose. If so, it's cleaned, refurbished and hard drives are erased in accordance with DOD standards. Equipment is then resold to consumers or companies or donated for reuse.
3. Finally, all other unrecycleable equipment is reduced or broken down into it's core component parts and base materials. All tags and stickers are removed and it is separated before it is sold to reprocessors or other carefully screened, buyers who will salvage certain materials or commodities because of their intrinsic value or hazardous nature.