Electronic equipment contains metals and other materials that can be hazardous to human health and the environment if they are not properly managed.
Hexavalent Chromium or Chromium VI
Brominated Flame Retardants
Additionally, electronics are made with valuable resources such as precious metals, engineered plastics, glass, and other materials—all of which require energy to manufacture. When equipment is thrown away, these resources cannot be recovered and additional pollution will be generated to manufacture new products out of virgin materials.