E-waste is up 21% in five years.
Commonly known as "e-waste", it refers to electrical or electronic equipment that is discarded and no longer in use, mainly including household appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and televisions, and electronic technology knock-out products such as communications and electronic products such as computers.
E-waste needs to be handled carefully. In some developing countries, the phenomenon of e-waste is severe. The environmental pollution caused by e-waste threatens the health of residents.
On July 2, UN agencies jointly released the global E-waste Monitoring 2020. The world produced a record 53.6 million tons of e-waste in 2019, a 21 per cent increase in just five years, the data showed. GEP shredding devices play an important role in e-waste disposal.
The new report predicts that global e-waste will reach 74 million tons by 2030, almost doubling in 16 years. E-waste has become the fastest-growing household waste stream globally, mainly due to the high consumption rate of related equipment, short life cycle and little maintenance.
In 2019, only 17.4 per cent of e-waste was recycled. This means that gold, silver, copper, platinum and other high-value recyclable materials (conservatively valued at $57 billion) are mostly discarded or burned rather than collected, processed and reused, GEP shredding devices play an important role in e-waste disposal.
The report also noted that Asia produced the most e-waste in 2019, at about 24.9 million tons, followed by the Americas (13.1 million tons) and Europe (12 million tons), with Africa and Oceania producing 2.9 million tons and 700,000 tons respectively. Last year e-waste weighed far more than all the adults in Europe combined.
Since 2014, the number of countries that have passed national e-waste policies or regulations has increased from 61 to 78.
While this is a positive trend, it is far from meeting the International Telecommunication Union's target to raise the proportion of countries that will have e-waste regulations to 50 per cent.
The report was led by the Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) with the World Health Organization and the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development participation.
GESP is composed of the United Nations University, the International Telecommunication Union and the International Solid Waste Association, and the United Nations Environment Programme.
E-waste can be harmful to health and the environment. It contains toxic additives or harmful substances such as mercury that can damage the brain and nervous system.
What is e-waste?
Every year millions of mobile phones, computers and more devices reach the end of their useful lives. When these materials are discarded, they become e-waste. E-waste includes mobile phones, printed circuit boards, computers, hard drives, electronic games, electronic chips, computer accessories, various electronic components, home appliances, radios, ink cartridges, printers, copiers and office equipment fax machines.GEP shredding devices play an important role in e-waste disposal. From coarse shredders for large items to fine shredders that use multi-stage shredders for processing and sampling, GEP offers solutions that meet the requirements.
Why e-waste recycling is important.
E-waste pollution is becoming a severe problem because so much e-waste and e-waste is improperly disposed of. Pollutants from e-waste, such as lead, arsenic and mercury, can leach into water supplies and land, causing significant harm to health and the planet. By recycling, we can not only protect the earth, but we can also recycle many valuable materials and protect our data.
Materials such as gold, silver, plastic, aluminium and glass can be recycled. GEP shredders play a vital role in the disposal of e-waste and electronic waste.
Electronic waste usually contains many toxic substances, such as lead, chromium, mercury and so on, which cause great pollution and extensive harm.
Improper disposal will cause waste resources, cause huge environmental pollution, and even directly threaten human health.
Electronic waste shredder and supporting equipment's professional disposal, the recyclable resources such as copper, aluminium, plastics, and precious metals can be sorted out, which is of great economic value.
Therefore, it has become an irresistible trend to reuse resources with efficient and environmentally friendly recycling methods.
The GEP intelligent electronic waste crushing system realizes the automatic disassembly and separation of electronic waste through intelligent processes such as crushing and separation.
Not only achieved effective shredding but also greatly improved the efficiency of subsequent resource reuse.
GEP electronic waste shredder with its intelligent, high quality and other outstanding advantages, the new and old customers at home and abroad have been unanimously recognized.
Features of GEP Intelligent Electronic Waste Shredder:
1. Integral knife box
To a large extent, it ensures high mechanical strength and machining accuracy, prolongs the equipment's service life, and saves the operating cost.
2. Intelligent technology
GEP intelligent patent technology is adopted to realize automatic lubrication, intelligent detection, abnormal alarm, and design a set of an intelligent protection system for objects that cannot be broken, to reduce the failure rate, ensure the long-term healthy operation of the equipment, and reduce labour and operating costs.
3. Imported tools and materials from Europe
The cutting tools' raw materials are imported by special technology, with long service life and good interchangeability.
4. High strength spindle
The spindle is made of special materials and has been subjected to repeated heat treatment and high-precision machining. It features high mechanical strength, strong fatigue and impact resistance and long service life.
5. Unique anti-loose technology
Through independent research and development, the unique anti-loose technology is adopted to effectively avoid the hidden trouble of equipment caused by loose bolts.
6. Independent, removable fixed knife technology
Each fixed cutter can be disassembled and installed independently, which can be disassembled quickly in a short time, greatly reducing downtime and improving production continuity.
If you have any questions about e-waste shredders and shredding systems, please contact GEPECOTECH for professional support!