As formal e-waste recyclers are hard to find in our country, a structured e-waste ecosystem is critical for a sustainable future. It is important to know the effects of disposing of e-waste irresponsibly on our environment as it beckons the need for collective effort to build awareness and sustainable management systems.
When electronics are discarded irresponsibly, they end up in landfills and result in toxic metals leaching into our groundwater. This threatens the integrity of our natural resources.
Openly heating e-waste is a common practice followed by un-registered users or scrap dealers. The toxic chemicals released due to this practice, damage our atmosphere and pose a serious threat to our daily lives.
To know more on the health effects of disposing e-waste irresponsibly, call us on our Toll Free No 18001031460.
Improper handling, accidental damage and improper recycling of electronics at their end of life cycle have consequences.
If batteries are not properly disposed of:
- They can cause harm to human health or the environment
- Placing of batteries in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves and their improper recycling may result in explosions
- It could lead to a fire, in case the battery terminals come in contact with metal objects