Landfills are made for the disposal of true waste materials, like food products and non-recyclable items. It isn’t right to send electronic equipment to landfills because these products will not biodegrade and for a very long time. It is on record that while e-waste only makes up 2% of the mass in landfills, it accounts for 70% of toxic waste. Unfortunately, recycling is no longer a sufficient method for disposing of waste sustainably; given the scale of the climate crisis, reuse is now a prerequisite for protecting our planet.
The process of electronics recycling and donations doesn’t have to be difficult when you have a company willing to pick up your computers, electronics, and other computer peripherals. At Greenly Recycling CA we attempt to remove the financial barrier of recycling computer equipment and recycling electronics.