Skip bin hire for E-waste.
More than 137,700 tonnes of televisions and computers reached their end of life between 2012 and 2013 in Australia alone. Globally, over 40 million tonnes of electronic waste is produced each year, increasing pollution levels.
The Victorian Government warns that e-waste is growing three times faster than municipal waste. In fact, government officials have banned electronic waste from being sent to landfill in July 2019. So how can you proceed about e-waste disposal?
A growing number of private companies are now offering waste removal services in Australia. At Mobile Skips, we deliver portable skip bins right to your door in as little as three hours. Mobile skip bins are ideal for general rubbish like clothes and furniture, but you can contact us to find out what you could do about e-waste.
Interested to learn more? Here is what you should know about e-waste and why it matters!
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What is E-waste?
E-waste, or electronic waste, are laptops, smartphones, and other electronic products that are no longer used or needed. These may not be functional or simply lose their value over time.
Technology is evolving at a fast pace, pressuring consumers to switch to new gadgets every few months. Unfortunately, these products often end up in landfills, affecting the environment.
The amount of e-waste generated worldwide increased from 33.8 million metric tonnes in 2010 to 48.9 million metric tonnes in 2018. Most of it came from small electronics, such as mobile phones.
Why E-Waste is a problem.
While it’s true that some electronics can be recycled, these products may contain hazardous substances. Desktop computers, for example, often have mercury, lead, cobalt, and other toxic heavy metals.
Electronic equipment may also contain PVS plastic, beryllium, cadmium, or even flame retardants. These substances are harmful to the environment and human health. Those that end up in landfills may contaminate the water supply and increase air pollution.
The toxic compounds in e-waste carry serious health risks. Some have been linked to inflammation, DNA damage, and oxidative stress. Children are particularly vulnerable to their side effects.
Over time, these harmful substances may affect the immune, digestive, reproductive, and central nervous system. Many of them end up in the human body, causing thyroid damage, high blood pressure, skin cancer, or allergic reactions.
Luckily, it’s never too late to do something about it. E-waste disposal is a convenient way to get rid of electronic waste without endangering your health or the environment.
E-Waste disposal made easy.
Skip bin hire makes it easy to dispose of household waste in a safe, convenient manner. Depending on your preferences, you may opt for standard mobile skip bins or heavy bins.
The skip bins from Mobile Skips can easily fit into small spaces, including garages and carports. They’re equipped with lockable lids for added security and can handle most types of rubbish. Our experts can assist you with e-waste disposal and find a solution to your needs.
Until recently, skip bins were expensive and damaging for the driveway. Most models were just plain ugly. But that’s not the case anymore.
Our mobile skip beans are portable and aesthetically pleasing. Due to their unique design, they won’t cause damage to your lawn or driveway. Plus, they don’t require any Council permits.
Ready to make the switch?
Contact our waste disposal experts to find out more! Our team is committed to protecting the environment just as much as you.
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