At Suntech Recycle, we help people recover computers but there are some that are beyond repair. When hardware problems persist, not even a new version of Windows or a new antivirus can help. The best time to upgrade to some new tech is during the holidays.
The e-waste problem is becoming an issue all over the world but the most affected countries are the developing nations. The majority of e-waste in developing countries comes from the developed nations.
Smartphone usage is on the rise with over 2 billion people from all over the world currently using these devices. An average person has about 5 devices connecting to the internet and this includes laptops, phones, tablets and e-readers. An average household also has about 24 devices.
An astronomical amount of e-waste is produced every year and the reported number is 40 million tons. The shocking fact is only 13 percent of this figure is recycled. To visualize how extensive this amount is, 348 aircraft carriers being tossed in a landfill every year.