Why is recycling important in technology? Recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, and saves energy, thereby reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Various techniques have been developed to recycle plastics, glass, metals, paper, wood, and electronic waste. The content above is only an excerpt.
How can computers be recycled? After shredding, conveyor belts transfer the shredded computers and e-waste under a powerful magnet, which separates iron and steel from the shredded e-waste. The steel and iron are collected in pallet sized bags and prepared for sale as recycled commodity materials.
Which part of the computer is easiest to recycle? Microprocessors are removed. Just like they sound, microprocessors are very small, but don’t let their size fool you. They are actually the easiest computer part to recycle since the only metal contained in them is (a very small amount of) gold.
What can you make with old electronics?
- CD Coasters. Take old CD’s that you don’t need or use, decorate them, and use them as coasters.
- Fish Tank. Use a vintage TV or an old desktop computer screen to make a fish tank.
- Pet Bed.
- Storage Container or Piggy Bank.
- Guitar Picks.