E-Cycling — It’s E-asy!
Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics and glass — all of which require energy to mine and manufacture.
Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources, and avoids air and water pollution that can be caused by manufacturing virgin materials.
Here are some fun e-cycling facts and tips:
— Recycling one million laptops saves the same amount of energy used to "power" 3,500 U.S. homes for a year.
— For every one million cell phones we recycle, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
— Before donating, delete all personal information from your electronics AND remove batteries.
— Check to see what the e-cycling requirements are for your state or community
— For a list of third-party certified electronics refurbishers and recyclers — and to learn more about e-cycling in your area — visit the EPA’s website here.
For more information, please visit, https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling.