Buying old computers
Rapid change in technology, ever – demanding requirements of modern computer programs led to the obsolescence of existing computer systems, and other electronic components. Every home has some old computers and monitors that are useless to you, but you do not have time to deal with them.
One computer consists of several basic parts: processor, motherboard, RAM, video card, and peripheral devices such as a monitor. If they are still working you can safely donate them to someone’s home for further use or sell them to a company that buys old computers and then repair them and re-sell.
When the hardware does not work, and you want to throw it away, trust our company. Nord Holding AD has established a system for collection and treatment of obsolete equipment. All you need to do is call us, so we can direct you to a site where you can submit everything you have decided to and get paid for your old appliances.
After being obtained by such a company, computers, monitors, and peripherals are usually tested for fitness for reuse. If they are broken or unsuitable for reuse, in their entirety, they are dismantled and divided into components. Some of the components that are fit for reuse are used on other computers and the parts that are not fit are being passed on to companies that have installations for their recycling. This way all the useful raw materials will be extracted.
Recycling and reuse are considered an environmentally friendly treatment method, as this prevents the entry of hazardous waste, including heavy metals, both in the soil and in the atmosphere.
Submitting your old computer to such a company, you will achieve several major advantages.
First, the total amount of waste destined for landfilling will be reduced. This in turn will increase the life of the regional landfills. A second advantage is that this will reduce the harmful impact on the environment.
And third, but perhaps the most important advantage is that valuable raw materials from which the computer is made will be extracted and used to make new equipment. This also reduces the harmful environmental impact caused to nature in the extraction and processing of natural raw materials, thus saving little financial resources.
That is why it is very important that old and unnecessary computers and peripherals are submitted to companies that recycle and use as much material as possible to produce new equipment. Thus, we will live in a pure world, a world without waste.
Domestic waste and legal provisions
Remember that if you dispose of your old appliances in household waste containers, you are subject to a sanction by the municipality and/or the relevant Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Water in whose territory you are located. According to regulations, computers are considered electronic scrap and should be collected separately from the mainstream household waste.
These requirements are introduced in the legislation for many reasons, but most importantly because they contain dangerous substances some of which are particularly harmful because they carcinogenic. Upon release in nature, they cause severe contamination and poisoning, both directly to animals and indirectly to humans through the consumption of contaminated food or water.
Before you discard a computer in the container for household waste, consider that there are other options that will not only prevent injury but will contribute to the saving of useful raw materials.
According to the United Nations, 45 million tons of electrical and electronic waste were disposed only in 2016, which cost about 55 billion euros. The contained valuable metals, such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper and many others are going to waste instead being added to a new life cycle of production.