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It can be really hard for a small business when a large customer or source of customers shuts down. However it doesn't mean that your business can't succeed, you just need to find new markets and be a little innovative in your approach to marketing. This blog has some stories from inspiration business owners who have faced challenges when their biggest source of customers stops but have found ways to keep their business running and stay profitable. I hope it is inspirational for small business owners who are facing their own challenges. Please feel free to share your own stories in the comments.


Finding new markets for my business

3 Major Benefits of E-Waste Recycling

Jeff Fleming

E-waste refers to all the electronic gadgets and equipment that are no longer in use, and they are regularly dumped on garbage sites. E-waste recycling is the reuse of the electronic gadgets that are considered obsolete. E-waste include items such as televisions, microwaves, cookers, air conditioners, electric heaters, phones and even laptops. If you own these gadgets that you stopped using because they are in a bad condition, you should consider recycling them instead of dumping them. There are companies that offer e-waste recycling services. The following are some of the benefits of e-waste recycling.

Conserve Natural Resources

There are many valuable materials that one can get from electronic waste. These materials can be very useful in the manufacturing of new electronic gadgets. More energy is used when extracting new products compared to the energy that would be used if the materials from the electronic waste were used. Producing new gadgets will not only save energy but also natural resources. Electronic waste products have toxic chemicals that are harmful to the environment as well as human beings. If someone is surrounded by electronic waste, they are at risk of becoming ill due to inhaling the toxic chemicals. E-waste recycling ensures that the toxic chemicals such as mercury and lead are properly handled, and this will prevent long-term damage. This will, in turn, minimize pollution, thus protecting the environment.

Decrease Necessary Landfill Space

If you opt to recycle electronic waste, you will reduce the space that is needed at the landfills to accommodate waste. By lowering this space required for landfill use, there is more area available for purposes such as agriculture. Moreover, the landfill spaces for electronic waste are not available in every area or state. As a result, the e-waste will be required to be transported to the electronic waste dump sites, which will incur high transportation costs. If there are facilities that are necessary for the recycling of electronic waste, they will minimize the transportation costs of the waste. This will also ensure that people working at landfills do not go through the burden of having to sort the waste after it has been dumped.

Creates Employment

The process of e-waste recycling creates job opportunities for those recycling the electronic waste. A lot of manpower will be necessary for the recycling of the e-waste. The recycled products will also need marketing. Many people will be offered jobs and this will, in turn, boost the economy.