It is enough to see one of the landfills to make sure that the situation of electronics recycling around the world is critical. Despite the fact that we have been hearing about waste recycling since childhood, this problem still remains unresolved. According to statistics, only about 12.5% of cell phones, computers, televisions are properly recycled.
If you also wanted to help the planet and contribute a piece of your help in solving this problem, then below are ways to properly recycle electronics.
Simple ways to recycle electronics
Here are some responsible disposal methods. Make sure before submitting for recycling that you have erased or transferred all confidential information.
- Certified electronics recycling centres
The fastest and most effective option is to take the electronics you don’t need to a special centre that has a certificate and license for Greenly Recycling.
Before choosing such centres, you should make sure that they really recycle electronics, as a rule, they do not accept all electronics. You can read this information on any website and request a license and proof of how they process it.
- Manufacturers’ recycling programs
Most equipment manufacturers have revised their corporate policies and are now environmentally responsible brands. Even some consumers choose electronics of that brand, which will then be able to recycle it.
For this reason, you don’t have to look for a recycling centre, you can bring your outdated equipment under the manufacturers’ recycling program or they will pick it up for free.
- Urban recycling centres
In recent years, there have been facilities in many cities and districts where you can bring your used electronics. You can be sure that municipal facilities properly dispose of electronics without harm to the environment.
So little is needed to make our world a little better. If everyone contributes a little of their own, it will become a big deal.