“Approximately 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste are produced worldwide every year, but only 20% of this e-waste is recycled.”
Recycling Conserves Natural Resources
The world's natural resources are limited, and some are in
very short supply.
Recycling Protects Ecosystems and Wildlife
Lesser need to grow, harvest or extract new raw materials from natural resources in our ecosystem. Recycling also keeps waste out of the environment.
Making products from recycled materials requires less energy than making them from new raw materials.
Recycling Cuts Climate-Changing Carbon Emissions
Uses less energy on sourcing and processing new raw materials, hence lower carbon emissions is produced and it also keeps potentially methane-releasing waste out of landfill sites.
Incineration results in permanent loss of valuable resources that could otherwise be reused or recycled. It also generates carbon emissions as well as potential air pollution.
Recycling allows for materials such as gold, silver, copper and plastics to be recovered and made into new products.
E-waste, such as mobile phones, is a true treasure trove of materials, which contains precious and rare-earth metals such as gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper and cobalt.
At SMC, we undertake our best endeavours to extract and recover as much valuable raw materials from electrical and electronic waste with the use of innovative technologies and our certified recycling facilities.
Creating more value from waste, we continue to research and develop new and even better-quality uses for waste materials with our upcycling initiatives.
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