Not too many of these articles appear to have been written. And of those that have, not too many of them appear to have been read. And of those that have been read, perhaps those few readers have, as they say, sat up and taken note. Because it turns out that it is not truly sufficient to be doing your bit to separate all your domestic and work materials and prepare and place them in separate compartments to be collected by local garbage disposal units, whether these are run by the municipal authorities or privately ‘managed’ companies.
It happened one day. And it more than likely happened on a number of other days as well. Vigilant home recyclers got a bit suspicious and decided to get in their cars and follow these mobile garbage disposal units to see just where it was that they were disposing all the collected waste materials. And horror upon all horrors, it was discovered that they were simply just empting it all at the landfill sites, presumably thinking that no one was watching! And the reason for doing this? One reason given was that they simply ‘had no time’ to recycle the goods in the correct manner.
You can visit your downtown electronic recycling toronto depot to see how they are disposing of your waste material. And if they are doing so in the correct manner, perhaps you could learn from this. The same exercise is valid for all other waste materials, from glass to plastic, to paper. As with glass, if no further use can be found for the collected electronic goods, they will be crushed, refined and prepared for new manufacturing cycles, thus eliminating the need to mine large tracts of already polluted land for more soluble materials.