Without a doubt, electronic equipment is a great contribution to our daily work as they simplify our lives in many ways. However, once their life cycle is over these tend to accumulate as electronic waste or E-waste, which, if not disposed of correctly may become part of the large electronic accumulation problem throughout the world.
In fact, a recent UN report indicates that around 50 million tons of electronic and electrical waste are produced each year, where only 20% is recycled correctly, transforming the rest into highly hazardous waste that ends up in landfills or other places, becoming a great threat to the ecosystem.
With these increasing numbers, it is estimated that about 57.4 tons of this waste will be produced in the world by the end of 2021, the equivalent weight of the Great Wall of China! and it is everyone's duty in beginning to reverse this problem with their contribution.
As part of the solution, e-waste is becoming a great job opportunity for many people today. In several cities around the world, formal recycling centers that allow the recovery of materials such as gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium, among others are emerging; items valued at $62.5 billion annually.
To contribute to this objective, in Chile there are several companies in charge of collecting and recycling all kinds of electronic waste which in turn companies and individuals can contact to properly dispose of equipment that no longer works, contributing this way to the reduction of these alarming figures.
At Hidronor we are committed to this type of ecological initiatives. Let's join efforts for a circular economy and promote waste recovery!