March 7, 2013

Benefits of Recycling Old Computers and Electronics

We all know that recycling is good for the environment, but what are some of the other incentives for recycling? Take a look at our list of the benefits of recycling old computers, mp3 players, and other electronics.

The benefits to recycling old computers goes far beyond helping the environment.

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  • Recycling old electronics is good for the economy as it creates jobs. A recent bill that would ban the export of e-waste is projected to create up to 42,000 jobs for Americans with an estimated payroll of $772 million.


  • Getting involved in recycling programs looks good on a resume. Whether it’s a job resume or college application, decision makers love to see that you are taking control and getting involved with a good cause. Organize a recycling drive in your city or at your school to really stand out on a resume.


  • Electronic recycling can even make your school money, which can be hugely beneficial considering the budget cuts that many schools are dealing with. Vintage Tech will buy your school’s off-lease/used computer equipment and then provide your school with substantial revenue in return. Recycling old computers can really pay off!


Any of these benefits are reason enough to recycle, but imagine the sense of pride and accomplishment you’ll feel knowing you did your part to save the environment!