Electronic wastes have for a long time, posed great threat to our environment. The main fact attributed to this is the complexity that people think is inevitable as far as recyclability of these wastes is concerned. The fact remains that the e-wastes are everywhere especially at this day and era, you can never fail to interact with the wastes on daily basis. This is not the big problem; the problem comes in when disposing these types of wastes. Inappropriate methods can cause serious environmental health impacts. The high content of heavy metals such as lead and phosphorous makes the e-wastes hazardous and pose great danger to the environment.
Various electronic commodities that contain high load of these wastes include television, computer monitors and CRT tubes. One of the methods used in recycling of these parts is the de-manufacturing process. This involves transforming them into recyclable components after being unloaded. They make new commodities such as the circuit boards, CRT tubes and glasses among other important commodities. Transformations can also include processing the wastes into a finer material that resembles sand and used in a variety of activities such as road repairs, as striping and sand blasting, landscape decorations and many more.
Separation is one of the key processes of managing the e-wastes. This involves segregating the leaded from the non-leaded wastes.teh separated,excuding the CRT tubes and glasses are then baled in the Gaylord and then transported or shipped downstream to meet the approved partners for the final processing as applicable. During the same process of separation, the heavy metals such as phosphorous are disposed off safely.
The final stage of the e-wastes recycling is where the panel or the unleaded component is passed through secondary stage of processing. It is converted into pulverized silica or sand and then sold into a variety of customers these include end users such as construction industries as well as landscaping industries. The final part of these recyclables is the packaging and shipment the remaining loaded component. At this point, the end user partners where they conduct end of life processes such as reclaiming glass from glass, recovery of lead through smelting and shredding for tile manufacturing. After all these sequential processes, we are to recycle electronics in an environmentally sound manner.