What is resource depletion?

depletion is a term that refers to the exhaustion of raw materials in a region
resources are commonly referred to and divided between renewable and non-renewable.
uses of these forms of resources beyond rate of replacement is considered to be resource depletion

Uses of non renewable resources for manufacturing components
C.D's,Printers,print cartridges, hard drives, circuit boards,


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  • polycarbonate
  • gold
Cd's are used as raw materials for making plastics


recycling of printers such as laser, inkjet and dot matrix follows a treatment and recycling program that have resulted in making
  • plastics
  • copper
  • steel
  • Circuit boards
  • wires
  • cables
  • toner cartridges
  • printer cartridges

Printer Cartridges
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printer cartridges can be refilled and reused

Hard drives
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of aluminum

recycling at lease one hard drive can save enough energy to
  • light a 100 watt bulb for 134 hours
  • run a television set for 102 hours
  • has the energy equivalent of 1.5 gallons of gasoline/petrol
recycling the aluminum that is in the hard drives can help with up to 95% less air pollution and 97% less water pollution then producing aluminum from ore

Circuit Boards

  • contain toxins that could be leech in to drinking water supplies
  • contain vast quantities of lead tin and copper that could be recycled and reused.