The number of electronic devices that go to landfill has been growing exponentially, with an estimated 5.7 billion devices now disposed of worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation.
This is on top of the estimated 10 billion devices that are currently being used in the world, including in many countries.
How to recycle electronic devices?
The good news is that recycling your electronic items can make a big difference to your environment.
Here’s how to get rid of your gadgets.1.
Take them to a landfill.
There are plenty of ways to recycle your gadgets, including: buying from reputable companies.
The best place to shop for recycled items is the Waste Management and Recycling division at Waste Management’s North Carolina facility, which is a 100% recycler.
You can also visit a local recycling centre, which will offer to take your device back to its original location.2.
Recycle your laptop.
If you have a laptop, there are many online services that will take your laptop to a local landfill.
However, if you have no other options, you can always purchase from a local retailer.
The most popular option is The Laptop Club, which sells refurbished laptops and refurbished computers at the lowest prices.3.
Buy from the internet.
If your laptop is from a good source like Amazon, eBay, or Google, it’s best to buy it directly from them and then send it back to the landfill.
If they’re from an inferior manufacturer like Dell, they’ll likely take your old laptop to the recycling facility for recycling.4.
Reuse old clothes and clothing.
Recyclable clothing is a great way to save money and save the environment by avoiding the need to ship it out to landfill.
This can also help reduce pollution from the clothing you use.5.
Re-use plastic bottles and cans.
There is some evidence that plastic bottles can have harmful plastic debris.
To recycle plastic bottles, look for products that are recyclable and use recyclables-friendly packaging.
For more advice on how to dispose the items you’ve collected, see our advice on disposing your electronics.