Computer Recycling, Landfill And The Effect On Global Warming

16 August 2018

Just a messy coincidence?

Whether or not humans are entirely to blame for climate change is a contentious issue at the best of times. But if the growing problem of the increasing volumes of landfill sites is really contributing to the warming of our planet, what should we be doing about it?

Recycle computers to avoid significant greenhouse emissions.

Landfilling is the most common form of waste management, creating escaping gases containing toxic pollutants that have been blamed for causing a range of unpleasant health issues such as asthma, and even cancer. It's also believed my many that landfills are a significant contributor to global warming, emitting a toxic gas that is 25 to 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide. So surely recycling is an environmental responsibility we should all commit to when deciding what to do with our obsolete technology equipment.

Do you know what's lurking inside your old computer?

Consigning old computers to landfill simply isn't environmentally responsible, as they can contain many nasty chemicals such as mercury, lead and arsenic, which can be highly toxic at various exposure levels. So it's clear that it's vital to trust a reputable computer recycling service provider to safely dispose of your old equipment, so that we can all breath easy.


"The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists but it' all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it." - Mike Huckabee


Trust the experts in secure computer recycling.

The importance of responsible computer recycling has never been so vital, if you want to protect the environment as well as keeping your data secure. It is essential that all IT equipment is securely recycled in accordance with current security and disposal laws, and as of 25th May 2018, the EUGDPR.

It is essential that you only use a computer recycling company that operates in accordance with, and preferably exceeds all government guidelines.

CDL are an award-winning IT disposal company, fully compliant with the EUGDPR. We operate from a purpose built state-of-the-art secure facility, offering nationwide collections and secure and cost effective data erasure and destruction.

If you would like to speak to our team about your recycling needs, including information about the EUGDPR, you can call us on 01925 730033.

For more information about the EUGDPR, please read our EUGDPR article which contains links to our EUGDPR white paper.

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