Electronic gadgets have become the norm in the twenty-first century. It is no longer uncommon to find several people with more than one gadget in their possession be it at home, a place of work or even as part of an individual’s dressing. Yes, from cameras, to mobile phones, MP3 players, scanner, printer, webcam, electric kettles, television sets, tablets, personal computers and game consoles, electronic gadgets are now common place in today’s society.
However, while some electronic gadgets may seem to be indispensable companions there comes a time when they are no longer relevant, useful or become outdated. When this happens, many people get confused and become unsure about what to do with their old and one time favourite electronics. Moreso, when it comes to doing away with unwanted gadgets most people would prefer to do it in what is termed the right way” i.e. in an environmentally friendly manner. Therefore, rather than dump your gadget or throw it away, recycling or refurbishing it could be a better option particularly as piling on electronic waste is in nobody’s interest.
There are different ways to go about this, directly or indirectly. For example, you can give your unwanted cell phone away to a friend, neighbour or business partner. Alternatively, you could choose to sell your old gadgets online on one of several websites that accept unwanted electronic gadgets. However, considering the fact that not every gadget are in good condition when it comes to replacing them, broken or extremely outdated gadgets can be demanufactured into their component parts and passed on to their original manufacturers rather than the trash can. To do so, all you have to do is visit the manufacturer’s Web site or retail store to hand the gadget in. Thankfully, modern electronic manufactuers and retailers have introduced collection programs that make recycling old electronics straightforward.
May 8, 2014 at 11:54 am
What about headphones? Can they be recycled as well?