Recycling old electronic equipment is very important for many different reasons, for example when you recycle old electronic equipment not only are you helping industries to produce products for cheaper whilst using fewer resources but you are also helping yourself in the future due to the cheaper prices of products due to them being recycled.
By recycling old electronic equipment you are also helping the planet as when computers are manufactured or stripped for their parts a lot of the dangerous element such as lead become air borne and can cause difficulties to the health of people within a certain radius of these release elements. Along with this if old electronic equipment is left on landfills more space is being taken up and resources will soon become scarce and again harmful gases will be released. Old electronic equipment also makes up for a large amount of the dangerous gases being emitted into the air that is breathed.
Recycling old equipment can also be important for completely different reasons such as being able to supply schools and children and resources for 3rd world countries. All of this can be a massive advantage for the people that need equipment the most, especially for some schools as many schools nowadays do not have much money therefore cannot afford the most advanced machines.
All of this is why the recycling of old electronic equipment is important.