PHS Maxitech looks at the advantages of recycling e-waste over sending it to landfill since an inventor successfully generates the first 3D printer out of recycled electronic equipment,
Kodjo Afate Gnikou, African inventor, designed a 3D printer using old electronic equipment, such as belts from old scanners, the case of a discarded desktop computer and bits of a diskette drive. Even though some elements were bought new, the printer cost him only100 US dollars to build in total.
Gnikou believes his 3D printer, which has the ability to create actual physical objects by lifting designs off a computer, can be used on a daily basis to print household utensils that are not easy to get hold of.
PHS Maxitech, IT disposal company, believes that the revolutionary 3D printer shows the enormous potential of recycling e-waste rather than sending it to landfill.
Anthony Pearlgood, Managing Director of PHS Maxitech, said:
“Gnikou’s 3D printer, created predominantly out of old electronic equipment, is an inspirational example of how defunct computers can be reused.
“Every year, 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide, the majority of which is discarded into incinerators or landfills rather than recycled. In the UK alone, businesses are producing 2,000,000 tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment every year. But toxic chemicals in electronics products can seep into the land over time or are released into the atmosphere, impacting nearby communities and the environment.
“Businesses should use Gnikou’s 3D printer as inspiration for transforming their own IT recycling process, and consider using an expert like PHS Maxitech.”
PHS Maxitech perfoms a full IT and Computer Equipment reuse, refurbishment and recycling service for corporate businesses and organisations across the UK, encouraging companies to recycle their electronic waste rather than send it to landfill.
Anthony Pearlgood added:
“At PHS Maxitech we collect the redundant equipment from your site and take it to our dedicated IT recycling centre. All items that can be refurbished are repaired and tested, ready for safe and secure re-use by charities or other clients. And anything that cannot be reused is broken down and recycled, ensuring that nothing goes to landfill.
“We take security very seriously, and all equipment containing company data is set aside for certified data removal. If a hard drive is faulty and cannot be wiped, it will be shredded to ensure security of your data.
“Gnikou’s 3D printer proves that there is another alternative to sending electronic waste to landfill, and at PHS Maxitech we want to encourage this wherever possible.”
Source: Press release via PrWeb.