The world of e-waste: How to find the ideal solution?

The current advanced technological environment also hides a dark side. Every week our new devices become obsolete before we get excited about their improvements.

However, this rapid change is responsible for an ever-increasing problem – the tons of e-waste we have to dispose of. These "old" pieces end up in electronic waste landfills, which are dangerous for our planet and threaten our ecosystem.

About 18 million tons of e-waste are generated every year in Asia, and 20 million computers are thrown away in the US every year. These numbers keep growing and it is really worrying. Recycling e-waste is not a piece of cake. It is a mixture of hundreds of materials, including heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium, plus hazardous chemicals. Its processing is expensive and complicated.

Despite this, only 35% of e-waste is correctly recycled in Europe, in accordance with EU standards. Therefore, it is high time that we start focusing on more sustainable solutions for our electronic devices. So, what can we do?

#1 Do we really need a new device?

It's time we changed our habits and started to relax more about the constant "must have the latest" attitude. Before you start buying a new device, think about whether you really need it out of real need, not just prestige. And also try to be aware of how you manage e-waste in your home - there may be room for improvement.

#2 Proper recycling

An important step is proper recycling. Electronic waste is not common municipal waste. Broken devices should be handed in at specialized places. Many times, it is enough to contact the manufacturer or seller of the product to help you with safe recycling. You can also inquire about special e-waste containers in your area. It is important to follow waste laws to avoid possible fines.

#3 Renovation support

We should look for innovative ways to satisfy our technological desires while supporting ecologically oriented projects. One great option is to buy renovated computing equipment. In this way, we can make full use of advanced technologies without remorse, and moreover at lower prices. This path allows us to uncompromisingly combine technological progress with a considerate approach to the environment.

So, if you don't want to resent technological progress and care about our world at the same time, maybe buying renovated equipment is the right choice for you. Check out our wide range of Techsavers renovated laptops and PCs.