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Electronic Recycling

Electronic waste or e-waste is a term used to describe electronic products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, or have reached the end of their useful life. Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report found that the world dumped a record 53.6 million tons of e-waste last year. The new report also predicts global e-waste discarded products with a cord or battery will reach 74 million tons by 2030, almost a doubling of e-waste in next 9 years.

Electronic waste in Ontario is increasing day by day and becoming a challenge for our waste system, more than 50,000 tones are generated each year in Ontario. COM2 and AVShop.ca is doing their parts to keep them out of landfills and illegal exports and make it possible to recycle it maximum for its reuse. All these materials are extremely toxic to the environment
and humans. Therefore, it is important to properly recycle your electronics. Most electronic components possess toxic elements, including lead, beryllium, polyvinyl chloride, and mercury.

COM2 Recycling Solutions is a leading provider of Environmentally Sustainable Solutions to North American industry successfully diverted millions of pounds of e waste recyclables from landfill committed to ‘keep the planet Green’.

There are also ways to assure that your old electronic equipment is handled by a reputable recycler. It is important to check and to see if your electronics recycler is certified. A certified recycler is one who carries R2 or ISO’s certificates, if an electronics recycler has either one of these certifications, they are typically more trustworthy than a recycler without one.

Reputable recyclers will use mechanical shredding and a high-tech separation device to take out the usable metals, If refurbishment is not an option, then will be sent to a smelter.

Almost every home has a pile of unwanted and no longer used electronic devices. And in the recycling electronics world, this is called “the pile of denial.” This pile typically starts to grow over time, and normally it’s when someone is moving that they finally get rid of these items.

Customers can visit AVShop.ca or COM2 recycling websites to schedule their e waste pickups.

It is best to recycle your electronics as soon as you know you are done using them. This is because electronic depreciation happens fast, so by the time a device gets to a recycler nearly all the initial value is gone, making it even more difficult to refurbish a device.

Before you recycle or donate your electronic devices, be sure to erase your data from it. You must do more than just deleting the files, you must “wipe” the hard drive so it can’t be retrieved by anyone else, or you can request the recycler to do it for you.

When we speak of batteries, one should recycle them properly instead of throwing them in the garbage! They’re made from poisonous materials that can harm the environment and they also need to be recycled. Drop of your batteries at AVShop.ca or visit https://www.com2recycling.com/ to find a local disposal center. Com2 offers free disposal of household batteries.

In old TV’S, Cathode ray tube or CRT contain on an average six pounds of lead. This makes them extremely dangerous and costly to recycle properly. CRT TV’s, printers, cartridges, and many large home appliances are dangerous to recycle, so consumers should understand its timely disposal with certified recycler to avoid environmental consequences later.

COM2 Recycle Solutions is partnering with AVShop.ca to fulfil its obligation to: Save Earth For Our Future Generation