31 May '12, 12pm

Life recycle: How e-waste recycling gives your gadgets a fresh start

Life recycle: How e-waste recycling gives your gadgets a fresh start

Click for a visual tour through an e-waste collection center and a recycling facility. If e-waste disposal had a late-night infomercial, it might go something like this: Congratulations! You bought an iPhone 6S! Now you can spend hours Instagraming and making Siri talk dirty to you. BUT WAIT … what should you do with that ugly, decrepit, heavy, chipped, old flip phone of yours? Throwing it in the trash can cause toxic chemicals to leach out into landfills and groundwater. And putting it in a drawer with all your other outdated gadgets takes up so. much. space! Worst of all, your phone and all the private data in it could fall into the wrong hands. There’s GOT to be a better way! Now, there is: e-Stewards-approved E-WASTE RECYCLING! No child or prison labor, no toxic fumes released into the air of third-world countries, and no incomplete data wipes — guaran-TEED! Operators ...

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