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Recycling electronics

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Learn how to recycle your electronic products and find out which products are most efficient to purchase.

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Recycling electronics

  1. 1. Recycling Electronic Products Recycle Series: Part II brought to you byMicroempowering.org
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Donate your Electronics  If your electronics are still useable but unwanted, you can donate them to a charitable organization.
  7. 7. For more information on topics like this visit our Resources pageat www.Microempowering.org

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