Ways to Responsibly Dispose of E-waste at your Home or Office


In our tech-driven world, electronic devices have become indispensable. But with constant upgrades, what happens to the old devices?

Old devices tend to pile up and eat up physical storage space, but you can’t just throw them in the bin. E-waste poses a significant environmental threat if not disposed of responsibly.

E-waste can contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants. These can harm the environment and human health.

Here are some tips to responsibly get rid of e-waste at your home or office:

  • Understand what makes up e-waste
  • Reduce your e-waste
  • Use e-waste recycling centres
  • Consider donating or selling functioning devices
  • Dispose of batteries separately
  • Manufacturers often offer take-back programs
  • Opt for certified e-waste recyclers - Symetri can put you in touch with a few.
  • Educate your staff or household members
  • Repurpose or upcycle.
  • Encourage manufacturer responsibility.

 

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