Recycling Old Electronics
Electronics are everywhere in our daily lives. They help us do so many things, so ubiquitous that we often take them for granted. Though they are highly useful while they work, our electronic devices present a problem when they break or simply finish out their lifespan. Then they start taking up space instead of being helpful. At this stage it's tempting to throw them in the garbage and get them out of the way. In this situation, however, recycling is the best course of action to take for several reasons.
Reasons to Recycle
. Many electronics contain hazardous materials, especially computer monitors. These can do serious damage to the environment if thrown away and left in a landfill.
. If concern for the planet doesn't convince you, maybe the law will. Throwing away electronics with regular garbage is illegal in many states, and can result in heavy fines.
. Simply tossing your old computer in the trash leaves it vulnerable for anyone to come by and access your important information. Even if you have deleted your files they might still be accessed. Recycling is safer and confidential.
. The parts you recycle go toward creating new electronics, which reduces waste and makes the whole process more efficient.
These are just a few of the many good reasons to recycle your old electronics instead of throwing them away. This course of action is better for the planet and better for you. Click here to learn more about electronic recycling in San Jose.
With the advantage of having lots of experience in the Recycling Industry, Dustin shares his knowledge through his writing. You can find his thoughts at Livejournal blog.
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