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January 17, 2014

Benefits of recycling e-waste!

recycling electronicsThe United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states on their website at www.epa.gov that recycling electronics not only conserves our natural resources and prevents unnecessary air and water pollution, but it also avoids greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing new items.

Some e-waste recycling examples that they provided on their website include the following:

  • “Recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 US homes in a year.”
  • “For every million cell phones we recycle, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.”

Recycling your unwanted electronics is an easy way to do your part. For more information on the benefits of recycling e-waste, please click here!