Global e-waste is due to hit 50 million tonnes this year. 80% of electronic waste ends up shipped to developing countries such as Ghana, China, India and Nigeria. E-waste is now the fastest growing waste stream in the world and with that comes the need for effective recycling programs.
E-waste poses a great threat to the environment. Electronics contain toxic components such as lead, barium, mercury and lithium. If the heavy metals found in computer batteries are improperly disposed of, they can penetrate through the soil and run to streams or ponds. This can result in the death of animals which may exist in these waters. If the contaminated groundwater enters the ”soil-crop food pathway” it can persist in that environment for a long time. This increases the risk of exposure to people and livestock.
So, now that you are aware of the dangers of e-waste and the effects it has on the environment, it is time to do something about it. Just like reselling a mobile phone, you can also sell your used server equipment. To minimise any risk of data or identity theft, it is important that your used equipment ends up in the right hands.
By 2020, at least 85% will have to be recycled. It is important to recycle or resell your used equipment and fix and upgrade or buy refurbished in the future.
Servero Limited provides recycling, maintaining, repairing, upgrading and buyback services for business-critical systems. If you are thinking of selling or buying refurbished server equipment then our sales team are on hand to make this an easy and pain-free experience.