E Waste Disposal
RECYCLE YOUR TRASH, OR TRASH YOUR EARTH.
WHY IS E WASTE RECYCLING?
E–waste recycling is the reuse and reprocessing of electrical and electronic equipment of any type that has been discarded or regarded as obsolete. Recycling of e–waste is a growing trend and was initiated to protect human and environmental health mainly due to the widespread environmental pollution impacts of e–waste. Improper dismantling and processing of e–waste render it perilous to human health and our ecosystem. Therefore, the need of proper e–waste management has been realized.
HOW DO YOU DISPOSE OFF E WASTE?
Give Your Electronic Waste to a Certified E-Waste Recycler You need to find an e-waste recycler who is officially certified by the Basel Action Network (BAN). BAN is a non-profit organization of recycling companies which are dedicated to recycling e-waste in a safe and responsible way. Sell Off Your Outdated Technology You can tap into online sites like craigslist, eBay or even resort to having a garage sale as this will help you get rid of your outdated electronics as well as earning some money.
Donating Your Outdated Technology Old gadgets that you no longer need can be donated as they may be useful to others. Your old computer may be useful to either an NGO or students. Give Back to Your Electronic Companies and Drop Off Points A lot of electronic companies tend to have an exchange policy whereby they take back your old gadgets when you buy a later version, sometimes offering you a discount on your new purchase.