|Recycle COMPUTER PARTS|
By recycling or safely disposing of your old computer equipment, you benefit the environment and more.
Prevent landfill expansion: By diverting bulky computer equipment from the landfill, you conserve landfill space.
Protect the water, land and air: Recycling computers keeps metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury out of landfills and protects our water, land, air and communities.
Social benefits: Donating your old computer not only helps the environment but also helps those who cannot afford to buy computers.
Conservation: Re-using the plastics, metals and other parts from old computers conserves natural resources. Products made from recycled materials often use fewer resources and require less energy to produce.
When we consider the fact that all landfills leak - even the best are not completely tight and eventually allow a certain amount of chemical and metal leaching - the mountains of e-waste destined for landfills is particularly disturbing. For more information on why to recycle electronics click here.
are some Web sites that may be helpful to you in your search to find
something to do with your old computer:
E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
Some of the text on this topic is adapted from Clean Computer Campaign, www.svtc.org web pages.
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