S2S Group support International E-Waste Day
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The focus of International E-Waste Day will be small electrical devices that people no longer use but hoard in drawers and cupboards or simply just toss in the bin.
Small, end-of-life electronic appliances present a significant challenge. The United Nations estimated that in 2019, over 22 million tonnes of small e-waste were produced worldwide.
This is 40% of the 57 million tonnes of all e-waste arising globally. If the quantity of these small items keeps on increasing at the same rate as total e-waste, it will reach 29 million tonnes by 2030.
Due to their small size, items like mobile phones and cameras are often discarded incorrectly, and they make up a significant proportion of the 8% of all e-waste that is thrown in waste bins which are subsequently landfilled or incinerated.
This means the important raw materials they contain cannot be extracted and are lost.
It is S2S Group Policy to not dispose of any products, waste materials, raw materials, and packaging directly into a landfill facility or discharging to land.
In Europe, up to 1.4 kg of e-waste per inhabitant ends up in the general waste bin every year.
On top of this, small appliances are easily stored and forgotten about in drawers, cupboards, etc. In an average European household, up to 5 kg of e-devices per person is currently hoarded.
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How can S2S Group help?
S2S Group’s Mobile Phone Recycling service is the most secure way to recycle mobile devices.
There are many different avenues that S2S Group’s mobile phone recycling room goes down when it comes to recycling, as it ranges on several factors such as damage to the device, phone’s usability, type of phone, etc.
S2S Group prevents usable materials and parts from going to waste, they encourage mobile device refurbishments and reuse whenever feasible.
When it comes to mobile device refurbishment, S2S Group makes sure that they are always prioritising the environment. For phones with damaged or cracked screens, S2S Group makes sure that, rather than brand-new screens, the screens are refurbished.
Refurbishing and reusing the screens rather than having to replace and throw away old screens helps to prevent waste.
S2S Group’s team also makes sure to correctly strip down devices for useful materials such as aluminum. These materials can then be re-used within other devices so that no valuable materials go to waste.
Additional information on S2S Group’s ‘Mobile Phone Recycling’ service
It is crucial that people become more aware and that the loss of the important resources these items contain is stopped. Therefore the focus of International E-Waste will be on small items of e-waste, under the slogan ‘Recycle it all, no matter how small!’.
International E-Waste Day will take place on 14 October 2022 and S2S Group encourages anyone and everyone to get involved.