The founder and chief executive of SAMR Inc. lent his professional expertise to the composition of an informative and illuminating article on the many dangers of electronic waste (e-waste)
LAKEWOOD, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / October 8, 2021 / When freelance journalist Jamie Cartwright approached the founder and CEO of electronics recycling company SAMR Inc. Albert Boufarah about working together to write an essay on the environmental threat posed by e-waste, he agreed readily, eager to share his expertise on the subject with the world. The article, which was posted by a noted online news aggregator that concentrates on issues relating to technology and business, was published on September 24, 2021.
In the essay's introduction, Albert Boufarah takes great pains to explain exactly why and how e-waste looms large as not only a planet-wide ecological problem, but also a source of wasted resources and discarded wealth. "Since most e-waste around the world is not recycled or disposed of properly, this increases the likelihood that its components will be released into the soil and water streams that all forms of life depend on for nourishment. These chemicals and heavy metals can cause cancer, diminished IQ, and neurological damage," he writes forebodingly, before touching on the inherent wastefulness and inefficiency of improperly discarded electronics. "E-waste not only contains contaminants like arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead, it also contains valuable and recyclable materials like gold, silver, copper, plastics, and glass. According to the United Nations, $10 billion in precious metals found in e-waste is improperly dumped each year.". He summarizes the importance of electronics recycling in a nutshell by saying that if we recycled our obsolete devices, we can reduce the need to mine for additional resources to manufacture new computers, smartphones & the like down the road, and thus, we can also prevent spikes in cost for these devices.
Further along in the article, Albert Boufarah provides a step-by-step breakdown of the process by which companies, organizations, and agencies can adjust their behavior when it comes to handling outdated or broken computers, monitors, routers, and other such items. He cautions that the consideration of data removal is a critical and oft-overlooked part of the process. "One of the most vital steps of quality electronics & laptop recyclers is completely destroying any proprietary data located on hard drives," he states, before warning, "Simply erasing a hard drive is not enough to prevent its contents from being accessed at some point by those who may wish to sell or misuse them."
The full text of the essay can be read here.
Anyone curious to learn more about Albert Boufarah's professional endeavors & goal of helping the environment is encouraged to visit his personal website, while anyone interested to learn more about SAMR Inc. and the many waste disposal services it provides (including computer recycling & data destruction) is encouraged to visit the company's official website.
About Albert Boufarah:
Originally from Freehold, NJ, Albert Boufarah is a veteran businessman & a self-professed "serial entrepreneur". He started his first two companies in early adulthood, one dealing with traditional waste management and the other dealing with tree and yard waste disposal. With the success of these two companies, Albert Boufarah established himself as a force to be reckoned with in New Jersey's highly-competitive waste disposal industry.
Later, as he became more educated and concerned with climate change and other environmental issues, Albert turned his efforts toward finding eco-friendly solutions to waste management. As the millennium dawned, Albert established SAMR Inc. in order to realize his ambition of an industrial-scale, environmentally sustainable electronics recycling company and do his part to assist with the rehabilitation of the planet. In the years since, SAMR Inc. has surpassed his expectations in the realms of positive ecological and social impact, as well as expansion and profitability. Although he wears many hats professionally, Albert Boufarah views his position as the CEO of SAMR Inc. as his primary role.
About SAMR Inc.:
SAMR Inc. is one of the world's premier electronics recycling companies. It provides solutions for businesses, schools, hospitals, towns, and government entities looking to dispose of e-waste. The professional services that SAMR Inc. offers range from e-waste & TV recycling to secure data destruction to information technology asset management. With more than twenty years experience and a state-of-the-art recycling facility located on premises, SAMR Inc.is one of only a handful of companies that can legally collect, demanufacture, and safely recycle computers and computer components. SAMR Inc. is headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey, and services most of the Eastern United States.
Founder and CEO, SAMR Inc.
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