After updating your business’s systems, you may be at a loss wondering what to do with your old computers and other hardware. The best thing you can do when you find yourself with old technology is to recycle these devices. Not only is recycling a good choice for the environment as it prevents these devices, which often contain hazardous materials, from going to landfills, but there are a variety of other benefits recycling can provide as well. Here are just a few of the reasons to consider recycling your outdated technology.
Recycling your technology not only helps the environment by limiting what goes to landfills, but it also limits the amount of natural resources that need to be harvested to create new products. Metals and materials from your devices can be reused helping to conserve finite resources.
Create Local Jobs
Recycling your old computers can also help to create additional jobs within your community. As much as 90% of computer products are recyclable, and this is evident in the rate at which the electronic waste recycling business is growing. By recycling your old technology you can help to add to this growing business and boost your local economy.
Help Your Community
You may also choose to donate, rather than simply recycle, your old technology. This is not only an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your old computers, but also, this can greatly benefit your local community. While your old devices may seem like outdated technology to your business, to others it may seem advanced; particularly to those who can not afford quality computers. By donating your old technology you can help the less-fortunate to have access to technology they could not have otherwise afforded, providing them with countless opportunities.
Recycling your old electronics can benefit the environment, your local economy, and people in your community. Contact us to learn more about the reasons why you should consider recycling your business’s old technology.