Computer Disposal

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Computer Disposal Paper
By: Calvin Drager
The best way to dispose of these 500 computers is through E-waste recycling and here’s why. E-waste recycling has become one of the fastest-moving industries in the world. Our society has, for the most part, always been aware that certain convenient technologies we use every day also contain some of the most harmful known substances.
Cell phones, computers, laptops, CRTs, flat screen TVs, tablets, printers, and monitors have all assisted our society in advancing our wants and needs. As we all know, technology moves faster than the speed of light, and by the time we have the newest gadgets, we are already in the process of wanting something bigger and better. As convenient as these technologies
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Don't be afraid to ask your recycler's people about their specific certifications, where their e-waste ends up, and if they landfill or not. These small questions are the future of maintaining a clean, sound ecosystem. Environmental sustainability and proper e-waste recycling practices go hand in hand. Without proper recycling practices in place, our ecosystem and environment are heavily impacted. Sustainability is a common term, but when applied to the environment, it can appear to have an eerie, almost frightening effect. To sustain is to maintain or keep up. We have only one Earth, one environment, and one ecological system; the thought of not "keeping up or maintaining" could lead our society into an even more dire straits situation than we currently are in. Environmental sustainability is a key component to the ecological cycle that keeps our Earth intact. Do you remember learning about the food chain back in elementary school? Every species has a specific purpose for the planet. Large or small, they matter. Even though our society has tried to play catch-up with the ecological cycle, our past actions already may have caused devastating consequences for the human race and wildlife. In comparison to individual recycling practices, billion-dollar corporations, some of whom make major decisions for our ecosystem and have large political influence, are charged for polluting our water systems and land. Most get a fine and/or possible incarceration. These
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