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Why Recycle?
Recycling is the process of collecting, segregating and processing of used materials and products into re-usable products. This process prevents waste accumulation as well as reduces the strain on the environment to meet the ever increasing demands for products and amenities of the people. In recent times, it has been realized, that the actions and lifestyle of man in the past has led to extensive degradation of our environment. Vital resources natural products, necessary for human existence are now running short, and are on the verge of eventual exhaustion. Inconsiderate production and waste generation has changed the world into a dump yard, with no place left to dispose of our waste in an eco-friendly way. These pollution levels have highly exacerbated the issues of Global Warming, Rising water levels, increased risks of disasters, and hence pose a threat to humankind. Recycling is one of the efforts, thought to be able to combat this situation and possibly move the world backwards, into a less degraded state. Commodities such as glass, metals, plastics, textiles, electronics, etc., which are part of our daily consumption and needs, are all made using the raw materials and resources provided to us by nature. The production processes of these goods require a lot of electricity, fuel and energy, which are very valuable and now also, scarce resources for us. In addition, these processes contribute massively to the pollution levels and environmental degradation. The process of Recycling helps avoid these practices. Recycling is the conversion of the used up commodities of our daily use, into new products. This helps to avoid another cycle of the production process as resources and raw materials are readily available and do not need to be extracted or processed once again. Also we forego the entire process of waste disposal, a major contributor to environmental pollution (landfilling and incineration) and degradation. Hence, Recycling is considered as one of the most vital parts of the waste disposal process and is the third rung of the 3 R's approach of 'Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.'

Why recycle E-waste?
E-waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) can be defined as electrical or electronic goods and equipments which are no longer of use or have become obsolete. These equipments may include computers, refrigerators, microwave-ovens, mobile phones, telephones, televisions, and all other electronic goods. These products contain many recoverable and valuable components like aluminum, copper, steel, gold, silver, plastic and ferrous materials. These are scarce natural resources which need to be preserved and reused. Hence, by extracting them from E-waste, recyclers are able to reduce the pressure on the environment of providing resources for new goods and also mitigate the need for waste disposal. These products may also contain certain components which may harm individuals and the environment around them, such as lead, beryllium, chromium, mercury etc., which if disregarded could get mixed into the environment and pollute our land and water resources, hence ultimately harming us and the environment. These are the reasons which have made E-waste management and recycling an absolutely vital process.