The risks of improper disposal

By Marketing Team
Posted in April 24, 2023

Understand the importance of disposing of electronic waste correctly

According to research carried out by Green Eletron (GE), Brazil is considered the fifth largest producer of electronic waste in the world, if we consider only Latin America, our country would occupy the disastrous first place. The survey also points out that Brazilians do not know how to properly dispose of electronic waste.

Waste categories pointed out by GE

Electronic waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or e-waste are terms used to refer to all electrical and electronic equipment discarded because they are no longer useful. In them are included:

  • Large equipment: refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, stoves, air conditioners, microwaves, large TVs, etc.
  • Small appliances and small appliances: toasters, mixers, vacuum cleaners, fans, mixers, hair dryers, power tools, calculators, digital cameras, radios, etc.
  • Computer and telephony equipment: computers, tablets, notebooks, cell phones, printers, monitors and others.
  • Batteries and portable batteries: AA, AAA, rechargeable batteries, 9V portable batteries, etc.

Impacts of incorrect disposal

Numerous heavy and toxic metals are found in these devices, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, beryllium and many others.

When disposed of incorrectly, they are responsible for soil contamination, sometimes reaching groundwater. Directly impacting the quality of the water that people consume. Causing serious public health problems.

They also contaminate fauna and flora organisms and severely impact the environment, in addition, it reduces the lifetime of landfills.

Where and how to properly dispose

Separating garbage, reserving and discarding at authorized points. If you have any of these materials at home, visit the link: WEEE: collecting used and waste electrical and electronic equipment and find the Volunteer Delivery Point closest to you!

For your company

Ambipar’s Waste Management, with meticulous classification, guarantees a safe final destination for the preservation of the Environment, nullifying the legal risks for contracting companies.

Including the reverse manufacturing process. Specialist in the treatment and recovery of waste from generation to transformation into raw materials and useful products for other segments