Buying New Electronics? Recycle Your Old Ones!

Going green — By on December 23, 2010 at 6:59 am
recycling electronics Buying New Electronics?  Recycle Your Old Ones!

Time to recycle old electronics

Now that its almost Christmas, its time to consider what you are doing with your gifts.  No, not the brand new ones.  I’m talking about the computers, cell phones, video game consoles, and mP3 players you received 2 or 3 years ago that are now obsolete.

If there’s one thing I hate about electronics is that they are designed to be out of date within 1-2 years.  If they didn’t contain heavy metals and if more people recycled them, I’d have less of a problem.  If you are buying new electronics, why not recycle your old ones?

Recycling electronics these days goes far beyond just cell phones.  Here’s a quick list of what you can do to help the environment when you are buying new electronics:

Think before you buy new electronics this holiday season.  If you can extend the life of your gadgets, you can help save the environment!  But, if they are truly no longer functional, then be sure to find a qualified electronics recycling station to keep lead and other heavy metals and chemicals out of the landfills.

Be a responsible consumer this Christmas!

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2 Comments

  1. Truck Scale says:

    Always recycle ole electronics!
    Recycling Software

  2. This only goes to show that we can make a difference and show the world our efforts on minimizing our waste. Paper, plastic, metal as well as electronic gadgets can be recycling and turned into something usable.

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