E-Waste and Friends

So, where will that phone you have stuck to your thumbs be in 5 years? 10 years? A new term has recently found its way into our vocabulary, that of E-waste, or electronic waste. It is used to describe discarded computers, electronic equipment, mobile phones, TVs, refrigerators, and so on. But before giving your computers for instance to the E-waste collectors, make sure to get all necessary data and information on your computer and store it with the use of Cloud Computing. As consumers we are seemingly bent on always having the newest, shiniest, and most techie things possible, but we often give little thought to what happens to those items once we have tossed them aside.

Most electronic devices can be reused, resold, salvaged, recycled, or (if handled properly) disposed of. E-waste often contains lead and mercury, which are toxic chemicals that should never reach a landfill. This equipment should be returned to the manufacturer or to special centers for recycling. Think green!


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