Do you properly recycle your old gadgets?
The long story:
At the beginning of July, I found myself faced with an odd situation. I realized I had kept (read: hoarded) a bunch of my old cell phones. Each in a different state of disrepair, none of which I would consider properly working or repairable I knew it was time to let go.
Now, I knew I wouldn't be able to pull any significant cash from them so I started to look into various routes of recycling. There are eco-centers designated for electronics disposal, and a bunch of carriers seem to have incentives to recycle old phones. Best Buy flipswap seemed pretty defunct and was not an option.
One caught my eye in particular. Telus plants a tree for each cell phone recycled in their stores. I went in with the satisfaction that my phones were going to be properly recycled, AND that a reforestation effort was getting a boost.
I was just curious as to how many people actually do something other than ending up polluting landfills. Have you found unique ways to reuse old tech? (Points for old iMacs becoming fishbowls)
The NYC.gov site has a lot of useful info about recycling old electronics if you live in the city:
I now will have to do something to keep my surrounding better.
Also, came across a nice post at Bloomberg,
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