E-Cycle is a way to recycle eletronics and keep them out of the landfills.
Our society relies on the fast and constantly changing world of electronics. Newer, hi-tech electronics are available to all levels of income and we are consistently, and quickly, replacing older models.
Because we can afford the newest and most amazing gadgets, our trash and landfills are full of electronics that are hard to break down. More than 3 million tons of used electronics are thrown away every year.
What can we do?
There are many ways to E-Cycle and many products that fit into that category.
Let’s start with what can be e-cycled:
- DVD players
- Hard drives
- And much more!
The list is a good start. Once you start looking around your house, you realize how much can be e-cycled.
Reuse and recycle
We can help other by donating our d electronics to local schools or charities.
There are many schools that don’t have the funding for computers. Your computers might be what they need.
There are companies who will take your old cell phones and give them to our service men and women so they can talk to loved ones.
The company that fixes my computer offer a service to shred my hard drive before they take apart my old computer and use the parts or send them to be recycled.
There are also many companies that offer drop-off areas to safely recycle electronics.Some even offer store credit!
Look at these companies and their websites:
- Best Buy
- Office Depot
This list should get you started. Your city might also have more information on local donation drops.
Good luck and good e-cycling!