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Creative and Greener Ways to Get Rid of Old Electronics

by , 03/09/10
filed under: green gadgets

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Wait! Before you go to toss your old computer, cell phone, or other electronics out, take a look at our tips on how to discard of them in a way that has the least environmental impact. E-waste is a huge issue right now and your electronics could end up in landfills, with toxic chemicals seeping into our ecosystems and polluting our waterways. Why not avoid all that with these easy and creative ways to get your obsolete gadgets and gizmos out of your house the responsible way?

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2 Comments

  1. jac2169 March 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Great article. I definitely agree anytime you can fix, donate, or recycle electronics instead of dumping them is a step in the right direction. I work at a green moving company and we encourage all of our clients, cause it’s often when we move out that we throw out a lot of stuff, to recycle electronics domestically. Here in California we use E-cycle Environmental, they make sure things get recycled locally and not dumped or sold to third world countries. They also have a Waste-Box program that allows you to send unwanted electronics from anywhere in the world to E-cycle facility that will recycle them. I strongly encourage you to check it out http://bit.ly/JIpa9 Also if you are moving and want to do it green, our site has a lot great tips! http://www.northstarmoving.com/red_is_green/
    Anything we can do to help our planet is worth the extra effort!

  2. kenter March 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Check out Freegeek organizations around North America. Instead of recycling electronics, the non-profit takes usable parts and builds up computers for purchase or donation to other non-profits for use.

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