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These days, there are more electronic devices than ever. In the current
state of the digital age, consumers are purchasing more gadgets and
striving for the latest and greatest in terms of advancements in
technology. With that being said, many people are disposing of their
older electronics to make way for the new devices. Unfortunately, not
everyone deals with their old electronics in a proper manner. Too many
individuals simply toss their devices into the trash, where they
eventually end up in a landfill, which harms the environment as the
substances they contain leak into the earth and can leach into water
supplies. Recycling is the correct way to dispose of all unwanted
electronics. It is an important practice that can greatly benefit the
environment and all life.

Be Smart with Electronics

Electronics recycling is a smart and safe practice that is the law in
just about any area in the country and abroad. Many stores have
designated areas where consumers can bring in their old devices, be it a
laptop computer, cell phone, CD or DVD player, old video game console or
any number of additional gadgets so they can be recycled. Many of the
substances that go into the makeup of these items can harm the
environment as they are toxic. Substances such as lead, cadmium and
mercury are examples of items that should never, ever be put into the
trash with the garbage.

Renewable Resources

Many of the materials used to make up electronic devices can actually be
reused as they are renewable. Certain parts from old electronics, such as
glass, steel and some plastics are re-used in the manufacture of new
devices, which helps to conserve certain very valuable substances and
natural resources.

Support for the Community

Another benefit of electronics recycling is that the practice can support
the community. Many old electronic devices, such as computers and cell
phones are donated to individuals who are needy and could otherwise not
afford such items. Various groups exist in many communities and often at
neighborhood libraries that offer this service. Goodwill and the
Salvation Army are nonprofit organizations that gladly accept old
electronics so that they can benefit people who are economically
disadvantaged.

Reusing Old Electronics

In some instances, electronic devices can be recycled in a completely
different way by their owners. For instance, a person who owns a computer
that is not very old can very likely upgrade it to a newer operating
system if possible. This can get a few more years of usage out of the
machine and therefore is a green method. Similarly, someone who has
purchased a new computer, smartphone or iPod or other mp3 player can
dispose of their old devices by locating a person who is willing to take
them off their hands. One of the ways to do this is to sell these items
on websites such as Amazon, Craigslist or eBay. As there are individuals
who are always willing to purchase older electronics that are in
acceptable to good condition, this is a great way to make some money and
be environmentally friendly and responsible at the same time

				
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