Recycling your old electronics can be daunting and people often come up with convenient excuses to just throw out old equipment or leave them lying on the side of the road without any regard to the environmental impact and the impact on carbon emissions.
Firstly, you can simply recycle your e-waste. Gather up all your old electronics and take them somewhere to be recycled. Avoid council dumpsites and consider calling a business that specialises in e-waste recycling.
Secondly, give some serious thought to donating any old electronics you no longer use but are still usable and in good nick. You would be surprised by the amount of organisations that accept second-hand computers or equipment and find homes for these computers and electronics that allow communities’ to thrive and learn from what you no longer need. This is the type of recycling that benefits the environment and your community!
You may even find individuals who just love gizmos and gadgets to pull apart and experiment with, so don’t hold back with choosing what old electronics you want to give away.
Thirdly, if you’re motivated by monetary as well as environmental rewards, consider reselling your old computer gear. Before I go any further into this I’m going to point out that trying to sell equipment that isn’t up to scratch can be hard, plus if anything’s faulty you just cause yourself more hassle in the long run.
That being said, good places to start your search for potential customers are eBay and other organisations that allow you to resell your old equipment. You’ll find there are businesses interested in purchasing your old laptop or pc gear as well, which tends to be a fast and simple exchange that’s convenient for both parties.
Also, consider holding onto your pc and electronics for a little while longer if you’re only considering disposing of them for the latest shiny new tech. You may find later on that you’re perfectly happy with what you’ve got for the time being and that you saved yourself some serious cash by not upgrading to the next model.
Finally, ask your friends and family if anyone is interested in scrounging through your box of wires and keyboards for anything they may want. This can be a great way to get some more use out of things that could have been otherwise wasted. Posting on Facebook for any interested individuals is a great place to look, or just send out a mass-text (whatever feels right).
Remember that computers and electronics are some of the more harmful products out there that damage our environment. So give some of these ideas some thought next time you’re upgrading your electronic gadget and think about reducing your carbon footprint and helping to save the planet.
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