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How E-Waste Recycling Works

We see the electronic devices anywhere these days . we live in a world filled with the electronic gadgets . We use a lot of devices at our homes , offices , public place and even in the pockets . Without these electronic devices , our life will be exactly same of the 18th century , where the life may not easy for a person surronded with electronic equipments .

How E-Waste Recycling Works

Many electronic devices , we look and work with but what we do after a time period , when they become obsolete and non-worthy ?

Mobile phones , computers , laptops , tablets , telivisions , radios , speakers , air conditioners , and many more , towards we do not pay attention while using them .

What is E-Waste - 
E-Waste stands for Electronic Waste . All the electronic gadgets become e-waste after a time period of purchasing . Smart phones , computers , Televisons , tablets like devices contain the most part of the E-Waste industry . when these devices are not of use , they become raw materials for the recycling process .

What is Recycling -
Recycling is just a process to convert a obsolete products again in the well working and useful products . Recycling of e-waste is a large process to be followed by manufacturers .

What can we do with E-Waste -
1. At indivdual level , we can return our obsolete devices to their manufacturers again at the service centers or can replace with a new product , paying extra charge for new one .

2. If our devices are not complete obsolete and working in a fine situation and going to purchase a new one , we can sell at the low prize to needy persons or can also donate to the needy organizations .

3. We can sell these products to kabadiwala or any raw materials collector at the street levels and they will sell the obsolete products to the recycling companies or the needy persons .

What the recycling companies do with E-Waste -
Some of the steps are mandatory for the process of recycling of e-waste , that these companies use to refurbish , reconfigure and recycle to reduce the prize of products , and saves also the environment .

1. Collection of Raw Materials -
The first step of recycling and refurbishment is to collect the raw materials for the further process . These recycling based companies purchase the electronic gadgets from individuals or from the shops having the used and old devices .

2. Separation of Components - 
Some of the very commonly found components , we see almost in all the devices like -

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Mercury
  • Glass
  • Sensors
  • Hard Drives 
  • Semiconductor Chips 
  • Copper Wires 
  • Batteries
  • Toxic Materials

These all components are highly required components in the manufacturing of electronic devices . Most of them are very harmful to nature and people .

Plastics is the mostly affecting component to nature . Mercury , Copper wires , obsolete batteries play a hazardous role for the nature .

3. Sending the separated components to various manufacturer companies -
This is the very common and root step for recycling . All the separated materials are sent to the different manufactures and then they follow next step of refurbication and recycling .

4. Burning the obsolete old products at high temparature , melt them and then provide a new shape or new design . They can use those materials according to the nature of materials like metals can be used to shape the newly wire cables , important chips , device covers etc .

Plastic products can be reshaped as the body covers , device attachments , plastic toys , plastic home products etc .

The Metals are smelted to recover , Nickel , Cademium , Steel , Cobalt , Lithium and other raw materials for the new products .

5. Selling again those Refurbished or Recycled products in the market at low prizes -
 This is the final step , when we get the refurbished or recycled products again in the market at low prizes and more device capabilities .

Benefits of Recycling -

  1. Needy persons or organizations can get the products at low prizes because purchasing the new products may be costly .
  2. Refurbishng or Recycling is able to give a new shape and working critaria to the products .
  3. It reduces the burden on nature to collect the metals from Metal Mines .
  4. It reduces the manufacturing of Plastics raw materials .
  5. It Saves the Nature and very Eco friendly .