The use of electronic devices is wide spread. All you have to do is look at your own personal collection of computers, cell phones, tablets and other such products. With newer features and promotions to upgrade to the latest models being offered by numerous companies, there is a growing concern about e-waste filling up our landfills, not only due to the sheer increase in volume in recent years, but also because many devices contain materials that are harmful to the environment, such as lead and mercury. You can do your part with iMac and electronics trade in programs to help reduce the amount of E-waste being generated.
According to a study conducted by the United Nations in December 2013, the number of consumer electronic devices that will be disposed of is estimated to grow by at least 33 percent over the course of the next five years, to 65.4 million tons. In 2012, the United States alone produced 9.4 million tons of e-waste out of the 48.9 million tons generated globally. Additionally, the US was the top contributor to e-waste out of 184 countries included in the study.
The environmental concern stems from the materials used to build electronic devices because of their resistance to biodegrade safely. Further, they contain metals, including mercury and lead, which can leach toxins directly into the ground and water supplies. Plastics are also a concern, because even if the devices are burned, plastics release toxins directly into the air, increasing pollution and reducing air quality.
By taking advantage of iMac and electronics trade in programs, like ours, you are able to ensure your devices are recycled and reused instead of winding up in landfills. We offer you top dollar for a wide range of products, and pay you cash, which is great for offsetting the costs of your next new upgrade.