According to the Globe and Mail, the number of e-waste diverted in Canada rose from 24,000 tons in 2008 to 71,000 in 2012. While we’re attracted the latest and greatest, we fail to think about older electronics that get left behind and end up having a large environmental burden.
E-Waste can have dangerous effects. As the World Health Organization states: e-waste-connected health risks may result from direct contact with harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, chromium, brominated flame retardants or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), from inhalation of toxic fumes, as well as from accumulation of chemicals in soil, water and food. In addition to its hazardous components, being processed, e-waste can give rise to a number of toxic by-products likely to affect human health.
As our commitment to the environment, we are now accepting electronic waste. You can help by dropping off old electronics and together, we can positively impact society.
Do you part and help us build a brighter future.
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