Steve Duckett

Steve Duckett

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bitrate Computers is 100% green

This is my one hundredth Blog and it has been quite fun to post computer information for everyone.  It has helped many people and I hope to continue to do so for a long time to come.

This particular Blog is all about being green, and no I am not not talking about Green Lantern, I am talking about recycling.  Bitrate Computer Services is 100% Green.  We recycle ALL broken computer parts to our local Recycling Depot.  Any and all cardboard and plastics are also recycled. This may sound trivial to some but we deliver no less than a pickup truck load of Recycling ever month....That is A LOT of garbage not going to the landfill.

There are many toxins in computers that can leach into the many you ask?  here is a short list of some of them:

  • Barium (CRT): Intestinal illness, muscular weakness
  • Beryllium (electronics): Can damge bones, cause cancer
  • Cadmium (batteries and circuit boards): Kidney, liver, bone, and blood damage
  • Hexavalent chromium (steel): liver, kidney, nerve tissues
  • Lead(CRT, circuit boards): Vascular and kidney disease, brain disorders in young children 
  • Mercury(LCD, flat panel displays, batteries): kidney damage
  • Phosphorus (CRT): skin, eye, and stomach irritation
  • Brominated flame retardants (plastics, cables, CRTs): endocrine disruptor, neurotoxin
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Toner (Laser printers, fax machines) Lung irritant and possible carcinogen 
Pretty scary right?  If computer components get a chance to deteriorate in the ground, all those chemicals can go right into our water supply.....

    Well that is Blog 100, have a great long weekend and remember ...Always Recycle !!!

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