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Every year, 20 to 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste – including lead, cadmium, mercury and other hazardous substances – are generated worldwide as a result of the growing demand for computers, mobile phones, TVs, radios and other consumer electronics. If not properly disposed, e-waste can can cause severe environmental damage and health risks.
Environmental risks of computer waste are many:
This is not just a local issue, but an international one. "Recycled" computer equipment is often shipped overseas to landfills in Africa, or sent to Russia and China were impovrished men and women use hazardous chemicals to extract trace amounts of valuable elements found in computer circuitry. This leads to serious health hazards in addition for those people.
Most computer "recyclers" only refurbish, degauss, overwrite hard drives and/or resale the micro chips and other components on the open world market using third party companies. What they cannot resell is dumped in landfills, whether in local Philadelphia municipalities or shipped overseas to developing nations.
Most will often a "Certificate of Destruction," which provides a company a false sense of security. The computer is rarely completely destroyed, and the certificate does not remove your liability for any violations or environmental damage.
GigaBiter’s solution is a patented process that eliminates the environmental risks associated with electronic destruction. GigaBiter grinds everything down to fine granules that are then separated into their respective metals, so the process is 100 percent recyclable.
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