Recycling Electronic Products Recycle Series: Part II brought to you byMicroempowering.org
What do Electronics Contain? Computers, monitors, and printers contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. While they are safe to use, they are harmful to the environment if not disposed of correctly.
EPEAT Products When buying electronics, look for products rated as EPEAT(the global registry for greener electronics). EPEAT products use less harmful materials, more recycled content, are energy efficient, and are easily recycled.
Disposing of Electronics You can recycle unwanted electronics through drop-off or mail-back programs. Manufacturers of electronics will usually use drop-off or mail- back programs to recycle their products.
Drop-off & Mail-back Programs Drop-off programs can be found at your local electronic retail store. Mail-back recycling programs often allow you to ship products for free or for a minimal rebate.
Donate your Electronics If your electronics are still useable but unwanted, you can donate them to a charitable organization.
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