Do you have a new gadget? Do not throw the old one away
Your used electronics can have a second life or, at the very least, move to a better life in an environmentally responsible way.
If you buy or give new electronics, recycle your old devices.
Now that you’ve bought that new cell phone, tablet or TV, what do you plan to do with your old devices? Before answering “then throw them in the trash”. Used electronics can be more useful than you imagine, because not only can they be recycled or repaired, but they can even help save a life.
Each year, Americans discard nearly 2.5 million tons of used electronics – cell phones, laptops, televisions, tablets, video games, etc. – which contain precious materials, plastic, glass and also hazardous materials, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
But there is much we can do to avoid waste – and avoid the disposal of hazardous materials into the environment.
You can also help prevent hazardous materials inside these electronics from polluting the Earth.
According to the EPA, reuse and recycling electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution. Recycling more than one million laptops saves the equivalent of the energy consumption of 3,657 homes annually. A metric ton of printed circuitry contains up to 800 times more gold and 40 times more copper extracted from a ton of minerals in the United States, according to the EPA.
At Incycle Electronics you can bring your old electronics so they have a better disposition or a second life.