E-Waste (electronic waste) – It is considered another type of waste that many people may overlook and is becoming a big problem. If it has not been properly and properly disposed of.
Many people may not know how to properly manage e-waste. should be separated from the plastic waste group and general waste before discarding And there are still many people who still do not know where to put these wastes after they stop using them. with a report from the Pollution Control Department A summary of Thailand’s pollution situation found that “the amount of community hazardous waste generated in 2018 amounted to 638,000 tons,” of which only 13% was properly recycled.
What is E-waste?
Electronic waste or E-Waste is electronic devices that are no longer used. Damage or end of useful life, e.g.
- mobile phone
- hard disk
- video player stereo
- copier or fax machine
They are all electronic devices that we use in our daily lives.
Which of these hazardous waste or electronic waste can cause air pollution contaminates water and soil with toxins It also destroys human health. because of heavy metal And the harmful substances in these devices can cause humans headaches, diarrhea, skin irritation. and may be fatal to the point of damaging the nervous system and can cause cancer.
How should these e-waste be disposed of safely?
According to the survey of e-waste management behavior when not in use. From the Environment Agency, it was found that more than 50% of users choose to sell e-waste scraps to antique dealers or antique dealers, who often take the waste to be disassembled. By selecting only the valuable parts to be sold. and dispose of the remaining rubbish by disposing it mixed with general waste.
Therefore causing a major problem. Disposing of scrap products mixed with general waste and improper handling of waste products. It can negatively affect health both in the short term and in the long term. And causing pollution problems to water sources, ground and air.
To help reduce this problem, ADD recommends that users of electronic devices Choose to dispose of these waste directly with a data destruction and e-waste service company. that provides certified data erasure and destruction services The procedures and processes meet the criteria and standards from world-class agencies.
So that these e-waste will be sorted into parts and recycled in the right way. It can be reused to be useful. to add value And it also helps to reduce pollution in the long term as well.
Therefore, e-waste, computers, mobile phones When it’s time to stop using it Decisions should be made with a data destruction and e-waste company that meets standards. specifically certified Because in addition to bringing e-waste to be destroyed in the right way It is also a device to destroy data that is standard and safe. which can prevent information leakage and disposing of the wrong way from being sold to the buyer of antiques and often ends up in landfills which is the wrong way.
In addition to the aspect of the environment Improper disposal of e-waste It may cause information leakage. because of the information inside the device Haven’t gone through the proper data destruction process. Therefore, data theft may occur to seek benefits. or being disguised which can lead to property damage and safety.
Source: How to dispose of E-waste