Technology is always changing; new products and gadgets emerge on the market from time to time. When the need to upgrade your gadgets will come knocking at your door, what do you do with your old electronics?
Electronic waste is made of toxic and harmful chemicals, examples of which are cadmium, lead, brominated flame retardants, and mercury. If these electronics are not disposed of properly, these harmful chemicals will contaminate the soil, water, and air. To prevent that, here are some eco-friendly ways you can do to safely dispose of your old electronics:
This is a very easy way to help reduce e-waste. You can post your old gadgets for sale at any online selling sites like craigslist or eBay. You can also set up a garage sale to get rid of old appliances or electronics.
If you no longer need your old stuff, you can also donate them. Your old computer, for example, will be useful to non-government organizations or to a student who is financially struggling to buy one. It nice to see your old electronics be of use to someone in need, rather than it having to go to waste.
Electronic companies today offer an exchange policy wherein you can give them your old gadgets in exchange for a discount if you purchase a new one.
Truly, these electronics are an essential part of our daily lives, but we have to keep in mind that we also have to be responsible in making sure that these old electronics won’t damage our environment.Tags: Environment-Friendly, Old Electronics, Tips