In an industry where interchanging electronic components is like brushing our teeth; occurs daily. We are harming our environment at the same rate; daily. Due to the technological advancement rate, more and more electronic components are being kicked to the curb that is no longer being used in the electronics we use today. Throwing an electronic part into the nearest dumpster is what most companies’ first initial reaction would be if it had to be discarded. Eventually those components that were once used extensively are now condensed and thrown in a pit of fire with a mixture of other electronic waste producing the most blissful (sarcasm) aroma: lead, mercury, and cadmium, an all-in-one solution. Not only do we enjoy it (sarcasm, again,) but animals such as fish take it in. They carry this toxic dioxin, and eventually bring it back to the original cause; the people. Today, we are discarding electronic components at an alarming rate that it has the potential of affecting a nation collectively.
Because of this, there was one company that took the e-waste (electronic waste) problem into their own hands to find a solution. IMS Electronics Recycling, a subsidiary of The IMS Group, is a new recycling company that works with electronic component distributors and other microprocessor users to properly discard these electronic parts. Many companies are holding onto obsolete parts that are no longer distributed or used and this is an optimal method for a supplier to participate in the “green movement.” IMS Electronic Recycling uses efficient methods to redistribute the parts correctly to repeat the process of manufacturing and molding. Every component is properly recycled even if a 1980’s computer needs a certain electronic part to be disassembled with a screwdriver. This type of focus is not only making the world a happier place, but employees express their love for what they are doing.
Yes, we may have just pulled out the environmental problem card. You may think that e-waste is another just another mix to the world’s problems. The problem is that collectively, in the electronic component industry, we all are in a cycle that eventually leads to the e-waste problem. Previously, our biggest problem to eliminating these electronic components was the absence of an efficient way to discard our parts. Now we have an outlet and a solution. Not the only problem is how much one truly does care for what future generations will intake as what we call “clean” air today.