Electronic devices are produced from a collection of materials. This mixture can include gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium, and a few other valuable elements.
However these devices are also comprise of toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium.
Recycling helps to keep many devices from landfills and prevents the toxic chemicals from harming human health as well as the environment. In addition, recycling allows for the valuable material to be reclaimed.
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