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  • WEEE Disposal:

    Providing a collection and recycling service for Clients.

  • Protecting the Environment:

    Managing Hazardous Wastes for Clients since 2005.

  • Assisting Business:

    Providing Consultancy, mitigating risk to the Envionment, Improving CSR.

What Electronic/ Electrical waste is Hazardous?


What is in a computer?In Guiyu, China, 82% of kids tested were found to have clinical lead poisoning. Dioxins are 500 times safe levels, all thanks to electronic wastes.

 

A 2011 BBC panorama investigation found that 100 000 tonnes of e-waste is leaked out of the UK every year and 77% of e-waste from England and Wales ends up in Ghana and Nigeria.

 

It is estimated that there are over a billion personal computers in the world at present. In developed countries these have an average life span of only 2 years. -Source, UNEP

CRT monitors and Televisions: Presence of Lead, Poly-chlorinated Biphenyls and Phosphor.

 

  • Lead is a heavy metal, causing long term damage to the human body.  Lead is a heavy Metal and is toxic to the Kidneys.  It impairs mental development in Children and affects the nervous system and reproductive system in adults.
  • Poly-chlorinated Biphenyls cause Cancer, damage the immune system and the endocrine system. They are found in larger sized electrolytic capacitors in older electronics.
  • Brominated Flame Retardent is linked to Fetal Damage and thyroid problems.
TFT screens in monitors, TVs and Laptops Presence of Mercury Salts in the Backlights.

 

  • Mercury is a heavy metal and in Salt form can be easily absorded into the Blood Stream. It has an impact on the development of Foetuses and is passed onto new-born babies via the mothers breast milk. It can cause brain damage and Kidney damage.
who gets the e-waste
Laptop Batteries Presence of Cadmium, Lithium, Nickel and Zinc..

 

  • Cadmium is a heavy metal. It is also a carcinogen and Long term exposure is known to lead to Bone and Kidney Damage.
  • Lithium has a direct impact upon the Thyroid, resulting in depression, weight geain, lethargy and memory problems.
  • Zinc is vital for human health but excessive doses result in damage to the pancreas.
  • Nickel is a known carcinogen.
Uninterruptable Power Supplies Presence of Lead and Sulphuric Acid.

 

  • Lead is a heavy metal, causing long term damage to the human body. Lead is a heavy Metal and is toxic to the Kidneys. It impairs mental development in Children and affects the nervous system and reproductive system in adults.
  • Suplhuric Acid is a corrosive acid that can cause death if inhaled. Contact with the skin will result in dermatisis.
Printed Circuit Boards: Presence of Lead and Mercury.

 

  • Lead is a heavy metal, causing long term damage to the human body. Lead is a heavy Metal and is toxic to the Kidneys. It impairs mental development in Children and affects the nervous system and reproductive system in adults.
  • Mercury is a heavy metal and in Salt form can be easily absorded into the Blood Stream. It has an impact on the development of Foetuses and is passed onto new-born babies via the mothers breast milk. It can cause brain damage and Kidney damage.
Older Fridges & Freezers: Presence of CFCs and HCFCs.

 

  • Both CFCs and HCFCs have a direct impact on the ozone layer, depleting it’s ability to absorb the harmful effects of Ultra Violet radiation from the Sun. This results in higher rates of Skin Cancer and damage to Eyes.

Note that the EU’s classification of refridgerants means all gases must now be captured as Pentane is also known to have a harmful effect on the population.