Before you decide to chuck out or give away your old desktop computer or laptop, do carry on reading through to the end of this note. Did you know that your old PC or laptop, even your mobile device, could be one of the worst polluters to the earth’s environment if pitched out without another thought? Silicon being one of them, there are a number of materials within these devices that have already cost the earth’s environment quite dearly.
Huge mounds of earth, tons of it, is still being mined only to produce a few grains of silicon that will be shipped out to the Far East and, yes, to the famous Silicon Valley, to be stamped and refined into components that will ultimately be installed to the next batch of new computers, laptops, smart mobile devices, tablets, even flat screen TVs, all destined to be mass-marketed to tech-hungry consumers.
PC recycling in Brockton is surely helping to reverse that tide. It is surely helping to drastically reduce excessively high carbon levels and the destruction that continues to be done to the earth’s precious resources. That is yet another startling discovery. Do you realize how many gallons of water has been utilized (or wasted) during the manufacturing process? At least that is a start. Tech heavy industry leaders are introducing new innovations to the manufacturing space that requires substantially less raw materials and carbon use to manufacture the next big ticket item that will see thousands of product fans queuing in the streets overnight for that great store opening.
But these industry leaders will surely have the gumption to acknowledge that they still have a way to go.
So, before you toss it to the dumpster, do think about this.