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Earth Month Tip: Recycle used electronics

2014 April 10

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 used electronics conserves our natural resources, prevents air and water pollution, and reduces carbon pollution associated with manufacturing.

Manufacturers and retailers offer several options to donate or recycle electronics. You can search below to find programs developed by Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge participants.

Learn more about recycling used electronics: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

More tips: http://www.epa.gov/earthday/actonclimate/

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  1. mansoor permalink
    April 12, 2014

    nice share post and informative sharing keep it up

  2. Robin permalink
    April 13, 2014

    What about very small electronics, such as ear buds, chargers, watches, pedometers, etc?

  3. Jamie permalink
    April 15, 2014

    Lots of techies love tinkering with old technologies so you can post to the “free” section of classified. I use like but local classified sites are best because there’s no need for shipping and people who want your stuff can just pick it up

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