Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, is the waste that comes from electronic devices that are thrown out. As a nation, we are one of the highest users of electronics in the world so you can only imagine how much e-waste we produce!
Electronic waste should not be thrown out in your household rubbish bin. The toxic metal elements found in the waste can be a potential danger to not only people’s health but also our environment.
Here are some tips on how to dispose of electronic waste:
- Sell or donate your old electronics
If your electronics are still in good condition, a good thought is to either sell or donate the old electronics that you no longer want. The only thing that needs to be considered here is that your electronics might still contain some of your data.
- Take your e-waste to a recycling centre
A great was to dispose of your electronic waste is by taking it to a recycling centre. There are many recycling centres all-around local areas which are easily found.
- Send your electronics back to the company
Many electronic companies allow you to send back electronics you want to dispose of so they can dispose of them safely. They even offer discounts on occasions if you do that!
- Buy less electronics!
The best thing you can do is buy less electronics! It’s best to reuse your gadgets until it’s actually time for them to go! Getting caught up in the hype of new products creates a whole lot of e-waste!
It’s so important that whichever way you decide to get rid of your e-waste that it’s not by throwing them away in your normal household bin.