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The Importance of Recycling Electronics in a Tech-Obsessed Culture


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection, recycling, technology )

Cher Away
- 282 days ago - greenerideal.com
With the holiday season approaching quickly, many people across the world will soon be finding themselves gifted with new gadgets, leaving them to wonder what to do with their outdated technology. If it's a recent model, it can be resold for a small



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Julie E. (327)
Friday October 18, 2013, 7:51 am
Shared.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday October 18, 2013, 11:58 am
T y! (n, p, t)
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:31 pm
Don't get me wrong, I love Macs and have had them for a long time but if Apple would stop coming put with a new iPhone every year there might be a bit less wast. All those who follow-tech companies and buyers are no better.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:51 pm
Thank you.
 

Carol D. (104)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:02 pm
I dont keep updating my stuff i cannot see the point and i now keep an envelope to send my next old phone to charity to recycle but that could be ages yet anyway
 

Aileen P. (30)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thank you.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:08 pm
Technology may have its good points, but, discarded computers are becoming the newest nightmare. Imagine, 30 years ago, mattresses, and disguarded tires were the biggest problem.....
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday October 18, 2013, 3:21 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:56 pm
Brought my old TV, computer and monitor to Best Buy - they don't charge to take them.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday October 18, 2013, 5:52 pm
noted & read
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:53 am
Thank you for the info, Cher.
 

Barbara V. (165)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:26 am
Noted, thanks
 

Tom Tree (255)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:17 am

Awesome article
Noted & Shared
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !
 

Ed V. (168)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:39 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Helen Porter (41)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:23 am
I live the simple life and I don't go in for electronics.
I have

1 computer
1 radio

and there's a tv over at McDonalds.

I've very determined not to waste what time I have left in this life. I'm 71 Halloween.
I want to do as much good as I can do for people, animals, and our Mother Earth
and thus bless Creator. It won't be long 'til my life renew. I'm not wasting my time.
 

John S. (297)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:21 am
Thanks.
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:44 pm
I agree with the comments about the increase in purchases of electronics (people wanting the "latest and greatest" every year meaning many more discarded electronic devices)--I think the original Model T's lasted for many more years than modern cars are meant to. (Early cell phones, too, lasted longer--they were made out of more durable plastic.) So if we slow down the rate of updating hardware, there will be less waste.

But no company will support that--like all profit-driven organizations, they just want to make money, and if filling up our landfills is a side effect, that's just too bad. Thank you, consumerism...
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 2:19 pm
Thanks.
 
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