In recent years, there has been an explosion in sales of consumer electronics. New, better products are coming out at a faster rate than ever before. This may leave people with unwanted electronics at home and questions about what to do with them. Throwing away old electronic devices is not only harmful to the environment, but may also put personal information at risk for identity theft from the data left on the electronic device.
On January 1, 2015, a New York State law went into effect that required many electronic devices, including cell phones, tablet computers, scanners, and televisions to be recycled. Laws like this help to divert electronic waste from landfills and incinerators. When these materials begin to break down, they can release deadly toxins such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which are harmful to the environment and human health. Recycling electronic devices ensures that these materials are properly handled and can conserve natural resources by allowing materials to be reused.
When you recycle with Sunnking, you also have the peace of mind knowing that your personal information will be destroyed. Any electronics that we receive with personal information stored on them are either physically destroyed or the data is wiped using a secure erase procedure.