E-waste (electronic waste), is the waste that comes from electronic devices that are disposed of. Any used electrical or electronic device that is available for reuse, recycling, resale or disposal is also categorized as e-waste. We are one of the highest users of electronics in the world causing the amount of e-waste to be great too.
Electronic waste should not be thrown out in your household bins. E-waste contains hazardous components like cadmium, brominated flame retardants, lead and more. Leaking of these materials into landfills can cause serious danger to people’s health and also our environment.
Tips on how to dispose of electronic waste:
1. First things first - Buy less electronics!
Don’t get caught up in the hype of new products. It creates a whole lot of e-waste! It’s best to reuse your gadgets until it’s actually time for them to go! Buy less!
2. Always try to recycle - Take your e-waste to a recycling centre.
A great way to get rid of your electronic waste is by taking it to a recycling centre. There are many recycling centres around your local areas. There are lots of e-waste drop off points too that are easily found or searched for online.
3. Re-use them! Sell or donate your old electronics.
If your electronics are still in good condition, a good thought is to either sell or donate the old electronics that you no longer want, so that they are reused!
4. Lastly - Send your electronics back to the company.
Many electronic companies allow you to send back electronics you want to dispose of so they can dispose of them appropriately. They even offer trade-ins, discounts or some money back!
It’s so important that whichever way you decide to get rid of your e-waste that it’s not by throwing them away in your normal household bin.
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