November 27, 2012

Celebrate Recycling Every Day

Did you know that America Recycles Day was this month? In honor of the holiday,this great article was written about some of the benefits of electronics recycling in particular. Here are a few of the highlights from the article that we at Vintage Tech would like to share with you:


  • The recycling industry is growing and producing jobs for hundreds of thousands of people – and all for a good cause!
  • When we recycle 1 million laptops, we save enough energy to power over 3,500 U.S. homes for a whole year.
  • Valuable materials like steel, aluminum, nickel, plastic, glass, gold, silver, titanium, and copper can all be found in recycled electronics. This helps us avoid mining for or producing new materials and causing more pollution.
  • There is more gold and copper stored in a ton of old circuit boards than there is in a ton of U.S. ore. 
  • Some recycle items, such as cell phones, can be refurbished and donated to those in need

Recycling is something that should be celebrated year-round, as its benefits can affect us for more than just one day. When we make the decision to responsibly recycle our used electronics with certified recyclers, we are making an extremely positive impact on the environment and others around the world.