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4 Common Misconceptions About IT Recycling

E-Waste, or electronic waste, is makes up some of the largest types of waste that end up in landfills. Since this was realized, there has been a huge push toward recycling e-waste instead of just throwing it away where they end up in landfills. However, despite this push, there have been a few misconceptions about recycling e-waste. Here are four common misconceptions about IT Recycling, and facts about e-waste recycling.

The first misconceptions is that scrap recycling is big business. While there have recently been an increase in incentives for companies that recycle, this is not because there is a huge “junkyard industry” that is occurring on the sidelines. What has happened however, is that U.S. scrap recyclers have processed more than 130 million tons of scrap waste. This has resulted in the country saving energy, preserving natural resources, reducing greenhouse emissions and more. The second misconception is that all recycled materials end up in local recycling plants. Some people believe that everything recycled is repurposed at a local recycling plant. This however is not the case. The main reason for this is that with the increase of recycling, these plants can become overwhelmed with the amount that needs to be recycled. In the past, when this  happened, companies would simply dump the recyclable materials into landfills. Now, in order to prevent this, extra recyclable materials are then transported to other recycling plants.

The third misconception is that all of our recyclables are exported. While it is true that some of the overflow is exported, this is only the case for a small percentage of materials. For the most part, recyclables are are not exported. Finally, the fourth misconception is that recycling trucks waste energy. That is, recycling trucks use up more energy than is saved when we recycle. The truth is that the amount of energy that trucks use is minor in comparison to the amount of energy that is saved from recycling.

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Scrap recycling is big business, all recycled materials end up in local recycling plants and all of our recyclables are exported are 3 myths about IT Recycling.
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