There are many materials in electronic devices that are considered hazardous such as lead, mercury and cadmium. When these devices end up in a landfill, the burning of these metals are released into the atmosphere which harms our environment and eventually leads to more extraction of our natural resources.
Servers and switches, which are computer networking devices that connect devices together on a computer network, are constantly receiving technological upgrades in the market place. This means consumers are pressured into purchasing the latest technology devices while disposing their old ones.
Only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.