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Top 8 Electronic Recycling Myths

Top 8 Electronic Recycling Myths

With any type of safe disposal or recycling program, there are bound to be myths on what people can and can’t do with their e-waste. The recycling industry for electronics has evolved considerably over the past few years and there are a number of electronic recycling myths that continue to be perpetuated about e-waste recycling that are no longer true under new procedures. Here are some of the top electronic recycling myths:

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Different Ways To Recycle Old Electronics

Different Ways To Recycle Old Electronics

If you have older electronics that need to be disposed of, you may be wondering how you can safely and efficiently dispose of these items without risking the environment. Getting rid of your old electronics isn’t as easy as tossing them in with regular trash. You could be risking your local ecosystem by choosing to dispose of electronic waste improperly. Here are some of the most popular ways that you can recycle old electronics:

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What is E-Waste?

What is E-Waste? Definition and Why it’s Important

E-waste is typically classified as electronic products that are not working, outdated, or unwanted. Usually, these take on the forms of outdated computers, televisions, DVD players, fax machines, copiers, and more. When electronic products reach the end of their lifespan, discarding them can be a little more difficult than going down to your local landfill and putting them in with regular household waste. The process of disposing of unwanted electronics has been a challenge since the 1970s and there have been some massive changes in this industry. 

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The Global Cost of Electric Waste

The Global Cost of Electric Waste

The Global Cost of Electronic Waste: Apple has already sold millions of the new iPhone 7, which started shipping this month. For many who bought one, the device replaces a perfectly good, recent model. True, after a couple years an iPhone might start showing signs of wear: The home button sticks, or the glass might be cracked. Some of these defects can be repaired, although few choose repair over upgrade. Here we talk about the global cost of electric waste.

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China will no longer take our Junk for recycling

China Will No Longer Take Our Junk For Recycling

Incentive To Innovate: China Will No Longer Take Our Junk For Recycling Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July that it planned to ban imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper commonly sent from the United States. The reason given was environmental protection: Large amounts of dirty and hazardous constituents are often mixed with these materials.

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