A-Plus Industries, Inc.
Why recycle an old desktop.
1. Heavy metals: Lead, mercury, and cadmium are often found in circuit boards, batteries, and other electronic components.2. Flame retardants: These chemicals are used to prevent fires in plastics and other materials and can be harmful to human health. 3. PVC: Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a type of plastic commonly used in computer cables and can release toxic chemicals when it is burned.4. Beryllium: This metal is used in computer parts such as hard drives and can be toxic if inhaled.5. Brominated flame retardants: These chemicals are used to prevent fires in plastics and other materials and can be harmful to human health.6. Phthalates: These are chemicals that are used to make plastics more flexible and can be found in computer components such as keyboard and mouse.7. BFRs and PVCs: BFRs (brominated flame retardants) and PVCs (polyvinyl chloride) are commonly found in electronic waste and can release toxic chemicals such as dioxins and furans when they are burned.8. Lead: It is used in CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors and some other electronics devices as well as in soldering, and it can be toxic if ingested or inhaled.It is important to properly recycle old computers to prevent these contaminants from entering the environment and potentially causing harm to human health and the environment.